SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Jennerex, Inc., a private clinical-stage biotherapeutics company focused on the design, development and commercialization of first-in-class targeted oncolytic products for cancer, today presented final data from a randomized dose-ranging Phase 2 clinical trial of JX-594 in patients with advanced liver cancer showing a statistically significant benefit in overall survival for the high JX-594 dose group versus the low dose group. The final data from the HEP007 trial demonstrated that the risk of death for patients who received JX-594 at the high dose was markedly reduced (by nearly 60 percent; hazard ratio = 0.41) when compared to patients randomized to a low dose control (one-tenth of the high dose). The median overall survival for high and low dose groups was 13.8 months versus 6.7 months, respectively (p = 0.029 for superiority of the high dose). The percent of patients alive at one year was 66 percent versus 23 percent in high- and low-dose groups, respectively (Kaplan-Meier estimate). JX-594 was well-tolerated with patients experiencing transient flu-like symptoms that generally resolved within 24 hours. This clinical trial, HEP007, was led by Jennerex in North America and by Green Cross in South Korea and enrolled 30 patients at sites in the United States, Canada and South Korea.
The data were presented today by Tony Reid, M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine, hematology/oncology, director of clinical investigation, and the tumor growth, invasion and metastasis program, Moores UCSD Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Reid presented during the late-breaking oral session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) in San Francisco, California. The abstract (#LB-1) was entitled "A Randomized, Controlled Phase 2 Clinical Trial of JX-594, a Targeted Multi-Mechanistic Oncolytic Poxvirus, in Patients with Advanced Hepatocellular
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