Gleevec: Revolutionizing GIST Cancer Treatment

In this month’s March 2007 newsletter, Estelle LeCointe, the director of Association Française des Patients du GIST: Ensemble contre le GIST, has shared the story of the work of Professor Laurence Zitvogel. Professor Zitvogel and her colleagues are engaged in a project combining Gleevec and immunotherapy. It has been very interesting to watch this work evolve over the last few years. This research has culminated in the discovery of a new type of immune cell (in mice) and is poised to enter clinical trials in 2007.