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Jordan Harry

Wed, 09/23/2020 - 11:00

Thanks Michaela for your excellent summary of Dr. Lee’s presentation. Attending Medical Grand Rounds and listening to Dr. Lee last Thursday was an absolute privilege. Dr. Lee presented using a timeline to seamlessly interweave numerous research contributions that lead to the development of Imatinib. As a student in Translational Medicine, Dr. Lee’s presentation was very inspirational. From basic science and seemingly small findings, to the unprecedented clinical application/advancement, “The Imatinib Story” shows a young aspiring clinical researcher what can be possible.
Aside from the inspirational aspect of Dr. Lee’s presentation, the discussion enabled students to discuss a few different aspects of Imatinib, such as resistance, its analogues, treatment selection, and a brief analysis of drug holidays. I am particularely interested in the long term success of the drug. Will it remain as the Gold Standard? Or will Imatinib be a stepping stone to something even better? Irregardless, Imatinib has given CML patients a significantly better quality of life.

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Jordan Harry

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