dadstimeon Posted February 7, 2006 Share Posted February 7, 2006 http://www.pharmaceutical-business-revi ... 9BE69400ED Oxigene plans phase II lung cancer trial 6th February 2006 By Staff Writer Oxigene is planning a phase II clinical trial in the US evaluating its lead clinical candidate, Combretastatin A4P, in the treatment of stage IIIa/IIIb non small cell lung cancer. AdvertisementThe company will evaluate Combretastatin A4P (CA4P), in combination with concurrent chemo-radiotherapy, a widely accepted standard in the US for the treatment of unresectable stage IIIa/IIIb non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The phase II clinical trial will initially enroll approximately 12 patients to assess the tolerability of the protocol and to establish the recommended dose of intravenously administered CA4P. In other ongoing clinical trials, CA4P has been paired with chemotherapy or radiation therapy with no observed side effects beyond those typically experienced with either treatment. The trial will then proceed to compare approximately 66 patients who will be split into an investigational group and an active control group. "We believe this phase II clinical trial to be a key stepping stone in the path towards potential commercialization of CA4P for the treatment of NSCLC," commented Frederick Driscoll, president and CEO of Oxigene. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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