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Pharmion Begins Late Stage Study Of Amrubicin for SCLC


Christine

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10/17/2007 10:05:43 AM Pharmion Corp. (PHRM) announced that it has begun an international pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial evaluating amrubicin, the company's third-generation synthetic anthracycline, in the treatment of second-line small cell lung cancer or SCLC.

The randomized, controlled, multi-center study will compare amrubicin to topotecan, the only approved chemotherapy for second-line treatment of SCLC in the US and EU. Enrollment in the study of 480 patients is underway.

Approximately 30,000 patients in the US and 32,000 patients in the EU will be diagnosed with SCLC this year.

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