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'Seena' clinical trials named for pancreatic cancer advocate
Date:12/1/2011

all drugs combined. Patients will be given this treatment for a maximum of 6 months.
  • In the third treatment, the patient's tumor will be biopsied and analyzed using molecular profiling to determine the next most appropriate treatment. Patients also will receive a drug called Metformin during this part of the study.

    The plan is to attack all components of the cancer: the tumor cell, their support structure and their energy source.

    The clinical trial sites includes the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center Clinical Trials, a partnership of TGen and Scottsdale Healthcare, where the principal investigator is TGen Physician-In-Chief Dr. Daniel Von Hoff, one of the world's leading authorities on pancreatic cancer. Dr. Von Hoff also is chief scientific officer at the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare.

    Dr. Von Hoff said that TGen, through the Virginia G. Piper Cancer Center at Scottsdale Healthcare and its other PCRT partners, are making progress in the quest to end this cancer: "We are to deliver a knockout punch by combining the best treatments we have against the disease. The contributions of Roger Magowitz represent significant acceleration toward our goal of finding better treatments, and ultimately a cure."

    The other clinical trial sites are:

    Virginia Piper Cancer Institute, Minneapolis, Minn., where the principal investigator is Dr. John Seng: "We are one of the nation's leading pancreatic cancer treatment centers. The new Seena clinical trial will allow patients to take a more active role in their health care, gain access to new drugs, treatments and disease management practices, and contribute to medical research."

    Evergreen Hematology & Oncology, Spokane, Wash., where the principal investigator is Dr. Stephen Anthony: "As the former Chief Medical Officer of TGen Drug Development, I know how meticulously this study will be organized and conducted, using every efficiency possi
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  • Contact: Steve Yozwiak
    syozwiak@tgen.org
    602-343-8704
    The Translational Genomics Research Institute
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