Progenics Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 2 Clinical Trial of PSMA ADC in Prostate Cancer Patients
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: PGNX) has opened enrollment in a phase 2 study in prostate cancer patients of its PSMA ADC compound. PSMA ADC is a targeted anti-cancer therapeutic that uses a monoclonal antibody to deliver a cell-killing drug to malignant cells.
"New prostate cancer therapies are in high demand. Patients with advanced, hormone-refractory prostate cancer typically do not survive more than 12 to 18 months," said Daniel Petrylak, M.D., Director of the Prostate Cancer Program/Genitourinary Cancer Program and Co-Director of the Signal Transduction Program at Yale University Medical Center. "The hope for PSMA ADC is that its targeted therapeutic approach could be more effective and cause fewer toxic side-effects in treating cancer." Dr. Petrylak participated as an Investigator in the phase 1 trial of PSMA ADC and is continuing his evaluation of PSMA ADC in this phase 2 study.
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