Gleevec is used to treat Gleevec is used to treat certain types of cancer including Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST).

At this time it is not known whether Gleevec will improve symptoms or help patients live longer.

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... IMATINIB (Gleevec®) targets specific proteins within distinct cancer cells and stops the cancer cells from growing. Imatinib is used to treat certain cancers including chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML) and specific sarcomas called GISTs. This drug might be used to treat other cancers as well. Generic imatinib capsules or tablets are not available. ...
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Gleevec Consumer Information
... Gleevec is used to treat Gleevec is used to treat certain types of cancer including Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST). At this time it is not known whether Gle...
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  • Gleevec Consumer Information
    ... Gleevec is used to treat Gleevec is used to treat certain types of cancer including Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML), and Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GIST). At this time it is not known whether Gle...

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