The first day of clinical trials for Gleevec, Bud and Yvonne
Interviewee: Bud. Yvonne, Bud's wife, talks about the first day of the clinical trials in June of 1998. (DNAi Location: Applications > Genes and medicine > drug design > Bud's Story > The first patient)
Yvonne: Now this is the very first day �€“ fact is it's June of '98. I don't have the exact date, is when the clinical trials started and Bud was the first patient to take this and it was 25 milligrams. And there is a picture that was taken of him and Dr. Druker wishing him luck so we're pretty proud of that picture. And then this guy over here, he's showing you what the pill looks like so at that time it was a number but now it's known at Gleevec�„�. Bud: Yeah STI-571.
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