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Phase 2 Trial of Ovarian Cancer Treatment A6 Underway
Virgil Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Angstrom said, "Our pre-clinical data show that A6 prevents metastases and inhibits tumor growth in animal models. We also have encouraging responses in some patients with advanced gynecologic cancer in our Phase 1 trial. This Phase 2 trial is designed to demonstrate the potential of our drug to forestall progression of ovarian cancer in women at high risk."
According to the American Cancer Society over 25,000 American women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer and 16,000 die from the disease every year. Currently only 25% of ovarian cancer cases are detected at the localized stage. Therefore the majority of patients will have Stage III or IV disease at the time of diagnosis and are at a high risk for relapse and disease progression following successful first line treatment.
Source: Angstrom Pharmaceuticals, Inc.