Glivec licence extension

The licence for Glivec (imatinib) has been extended to include its use as an adjuvant post-surgery treatment in patients with KIT (CD117)-positive gastrointestinal stromal tumours (GIST) who are at significant risk of the cancer returning after surgery.

The recommended dose of Glivec for this new indication is 400mg once daily. 

View Glivec drug record

Further information: Novartis

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