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Talon Therapeutics' Marqibo Granted Accelerated Approval by FDA

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Talon Therapeutics (TLON) today announced Marqibo received accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia in second or greater relapse or whose disease has progressed following two or more anti-leukemia therapies. This indication is based on overall response rate. Clinical benefit such as improvement in overall survival has not been verified. Marqibo is administered at a dose of 2.25 mg/m2 intravenously over 1 hour once every 7 days. Marqibo has different dosage recommendations than non-liposomal vincristine sulfate.

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