Poniard Announces Data from a Phase 2 Picoplatin Trial in Patients with Prostate Cancer
News Feb 26, 2009
Poniard Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has announced the presentation of new efficacy and safety data from its ongoing Phase 2 clinical trial of picoplatin in combination with docetaxel and prednisone as first-line therapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC).
Results showed that the combination is active as first-line therapy for metastatic CRPC (also known as hormone-refractory prostate cancer) as demonstrated by prostate specific antigen (PSA) levels, time to PSA progression and radiologic response rates. Results also continue to show that picoplatin can be safely administered with full-doses of docetaxel and prednisone, the standard treatment for CRPC.
The picoplatin data will be presented in a poster session on Friday, February 27, at 11:45 a.m. Eastern during the American Society of Clinical Oncology's (ASCO) 2009 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in Orlando, Fla.
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