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ChemoCentryx's Traficet-EN(TM) Phase II/III Induction Phase Data in Crohn's Disease to be Featured in Oral Presentation at 2009 Digestive Disease Week
Date:5/19/2009

First-in-class Oral Therapeutic for IBD with Novel Mode of Action

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., today announced that data from the company's PROTECT-1 (the Prospective Randomized Oral Therapy Evaluation in Crohn's disease Trial) Phase II/III clinical trial of Traficet-EN(TM) (CCX282-B) in patients with moderate-to-severe Crohn's disease will be presented in an oral session at the upcoming 2009 Digestive Disease Week (DDW) meeting. Traficet-EN is an orally-available small molecule drug that controls the inappropriate immune system response underlying inflammatory bowel diseases by blocking the CCR9 chemokine receptor. Targeting the CCR9 chemokine receptor represents a novel approach for the treatment of Crohn's disease and other inflammatory disorders of the gastrointestinal system. DDW 2009 will be held on May 30 - June 4, 2009, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Satish Keshav, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Gastroenterology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford University, will present Phase II/III clinical trial results from more than 430 patients in the induction phase of the PROTECT-1 study in the following session:

Abstract (#392): PROTECT-1 Study Demonstrated Efficacy of the Intestine-Specific Chemokine Receptor Antagonist CCX282-B (Traficet-EN) in Treatment of Patients with Moderate to Severe Crohn's Disease

Session/Track: IBD Controlled Clinical Trials - Immunology, Microbiology & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Location: McCormick Place, Room E450B

Date/Time: Monday, June 1, 2009, 3:30-3:45 PM

About CCX282-B (Traficet-EN)

Traficet-EN is an orally-available small molecule drug which is administered in capsule form and which is believed to control the inappropriate immune system response underlying inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) by blocking th
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