This trial is for various types of malignancies which may depend on certain enzymes (tyrosine kinases) for growth. The objective of this study is to assess to what extent imatinib mesylate blocks these enzymes and to assess the effect on the malignancy.
Name: imatinib mesylateType: Drug
imatinib mesylate (STI571)
Single Group Assignment
There is one SNP
Exclusion Criteria: 1. Certain leukaemias (abl-mutated), some gastrointestinal stromal tumours (c-KIT-positive) or certain systemic mastocytosis (if c- KIT D816V mutation). --- D816V ---
Not included: Patients with chronic myeloid leukemia, some other types of leukemias (abl-mutated) some types of gastrointestinal stromal tumours (c-KIT-positive), some systemic mastocytosis (if c-KIT D816V mutation), brain, prostate, breast or lung cancers. --- D816V ---