Monday, May 27, 2013

Mission Monday: Brian Druker, M.D.

For more than sixty years, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) has supported groundbreaking and lifesaving research.  One of the most notable researchers LLS has supported is Brian Druker, M.D.  He was a leader during the 1990s in the development of Gleevec, a revolutionary "targeted therapy" approved by the FDA in 2001 for patients with chronic myeloid leukemia.  Recent studies show that more than 90% of nearly diagnosed early stage chronic myeloid leukemia patients can expect to survive long-term.  Dr. Druker is a large reason why that number is so high. 

Watch this video to find out what piqued Dr. Druker's interest in blood cancers early in his career.

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