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'Cancer Research' Has Published a Paper on the Activity of MM-121, an ErbB3 Inhibitor, in Ligand-dependent Tumors
Date:3/16/2010

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Cell Signaling Technology, Harvard Medical School and Merrimack Pharmaceuticals collaborated on the MM-121 research. Researchers looked at MM-121 in combination with Erbitux to study efficacy in preclinical cancer models resistant to other targeted therapies.

Cambridge, Mass. (PRWEB) March 16, 2010 -- "Cancer Research" has published the paper “MM-121 Demonstrates in vivo Efficacy in Ligand-Dependent Tumors.” The paper describes how MM-121, an ErbB3 inhibitor, is effective as a single agent in preclinical models of cancer that are driven by known cancer-associated ligands within the cell. The researchers also found that combining MM-121 with an EGFR inhibitor showed efficacy in preclinical cancer models that are resistant to other targeted therapies. The work was completed through a collaboration between Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, Cell Signaling Technology and Harvard Medical School. MM-121’s novel mechanism, designed using a systems biology approach, promises to benefit patients not effectively treated by current therapies targeting overexpressed or mutated oncogenes. Merrimack and sanofi-aventis are currently enrolling patients in a Phase 1
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