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Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Some back story on Gleevec

Here's an interesting interview with Brian Druker, the doctor who was instrumental in researching and testing Gleevec: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/science/03conv.html?_r=1&scp=1&sq=gleevec&st=cse

Dr. Druker says, "I think I’m more perseverance than smarts. There’s a basketball player who says, 'Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.' Well, I work hard. I understood that this project was too good to give up on. My patients needed me to do something to help them. I did everything I could by getting them a drug I thought would work."