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Callisto Pharmaceuticals Starts Phase I Clinical Trial with L-Annamycin in Pediatric Relapsed and Refractory Acute Leukemia
By HCat at 2007-03-11 23:27
 

    Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. opened a phase I clinical trial testing L-Annamycin in children and young adults on February 22nd and announced dosing on March 8th. The trial will test the drug in pediatric patiens with refractory or relapsed acute lymphocytic leukemiaterm (ALL) or acute myelogenous leukemia (AML). Patients with relapsed or refractory acute leukemia who have prior treatment with approved chemotherapeutics generally have a poor prognosis at this point in the disease and are in need of new agents.

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Seattle Genetics Granted Orphan Drug Designation for AML and Hodgkin’s Disease Drugs
By HCat at 2007-02-16 06:15
 

    The FDA has approved orphan drug status for Seattle Genetic’s two drugs SGN-33 and SGN-35. Orphan drug status allows Seattle Genetics to obtain marketing exclusivity of the drug upon approval. More importantly, it also allows Seattle Genetics an opportunity to obtain grant funding from the U.S. government to support clinical trials and defray costs. The Orphan Drug Act encourages companies to develop treatment for diseases that affect fewer than 200,000 people a year.

    SGN-33 has shown anti-tumor effects in phase I studies. SGN-33 (lintuzumab) is a humanized monoclonal antibodyterm that targets the CD33 antigen. SGN-33 is expected to enter clinical phase II by the end of 2007 testing mainly older patients with AML and MDS.

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