Therapeutic Effect of Imatinib Improved with Addition of Chloroquine

The therapeutic effects of the blockbuster leukemia drug imatinib may be enhanced when given along with a drug that inhibits a cell process called autophagy, researchers from the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson reported in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. The cell-death effect of imatinib (Gleevec) was potentiated when chloroquine, an autophagy inhibitor, was given …