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Imatinib - Novartis

Drug Profile

Imatinib - Novartis

Alternative Names: CGP 57148; CGP 57148B; CTI 571; Gleevec; Glivec; Imatinib mesilate; Imatinib mesylate; QTI 571; Ruvise; STI 571

Latest Information Update: 12 Jul 2020

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Novartis; University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
  • Class Antineoplastics; Antivirals; Benzamides; Piperazines; Pyridines; Pyrimidines; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Angiogenesis inhibitors; Bcr-abl tyrosine kinase inhibitors; Platelet derived growth factor alpha receptor antagonists; Platelet-derived growth factor receptor antagonists; Proto oncogene protein c-kit inhibitors; Signal transduction pathway inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

    Yes - Gastrointestinal stromal tumours; Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Precursor cell lymphoblastic leukaemia-lymphoma; Dermatofibrosarcoma
  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Chronic myeloid leukaemia; Dermatofibrosarcoma; Gastrointestinal stromal tumours; Hypereosinophilic syndrome; Myelodysplastic syndromes; Precursor cell lymphoblastic leukaemia-lymphoma; Systemic mastocytosis
  • Phase II Acral lentiginous melanoma; Acute myeloid leukaemia; Fibroma; Malignant melanoma; Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma; Prostate cancer
  • No development reported Mesothelioma
  • Discontinued Diffuse scleroderma; Glioblastoma; Non-small cell lung cancer; Polycythaemia vera; Pulmonary arterial hypertension; Sarcoma; Small cell lung cancer; Systemic scleroderma

Most Recent Events

  • 29 May 2020 Efficacy data from the phase III SSGXVIII-AIO trial in Gastrointestinal stromal tumours presented at the 56th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO-2020)
  • 14 Feb 2019 Phase-I/II clinical trials in Gastrointestinal stromal tumours (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater, Metastatic disease, Inoperable/Unresectable) in South Korea (PO) (NCT03609424)
  • 12 Nov 2018 Phase-II clinical trials in Chronic myeloid leukaemia (Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in Czech Republic, Spain, USA (PO) (NCT03578367)
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