Aeterna Zentaris Reports Updated Phase 1 Trial Results for AEZS-108 in Castration- and Taxane-Resistant Prostate Cancer; Demonstrated Early Evidence of Antitumor Activity
Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) today reported positive updated results for the Phase 1 portion of its ongoing Phase 1/2 study in castration- and taxane-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) with AEZS-108 (zoptarelin doxorubicin), the Company's targeted cytotoxic luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone analog.
Data showed that AEZS-108 was well tolerated and demonstrated early evidence of antitumor activity in men with CRPC. Data were presented by Jacek Pinski, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, during a poster session at the American Society of Clinical Oncology Genitourinary Cancers Symposium which is being held in San Francisco. Prior interim data on this study were presented at the European Society of Medical Oncology Congress in September 2011. The trial is being supported by a three-year US$1.6 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to Dr. Pinski.
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