Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ARIA) Presents New Preclinical Data Showing Ponatinib Overcomes Resistant Mutations in KIT, an Oncogenic Driver of Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors  
4/9/2013 6:17:36 AM

ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced the presentation of preclinical data on ponatinib (Iclusig™) at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2013, in Washington. The study, “Ponatinib, a pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor, potently inhibits key activating and drug-resistant KIT mutants found in GIST,” shows that ponatinib inhibits activated and mutated forms of KIT, a clinically proven oncogenic driver found in approximately 80 percent of patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST).