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Beyond Gleevec: What's Next For Novartis Oncology?

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For Novartis, the targeted chronic myeloid leukemia drug Gleevec (imatinib) has been the backbone of its oncology portfolio. The drug's launch in 2003 catapulted Novartis into a major oncology player, and with revenues for Gleevec now approaching close to $4 billion in sales annually, the drug has evolved from what was considered to be a niche treatment into Novartis' second top-selling drug

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