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NewLink Initiates Pivotal Phase 3 Clinical Trial of HyperAcute(R)-Pancreas Immunotherapy for Resected Pancreatic Cancer
Date:5/27/2010

characteristically aggressive with non-specific initial symptoms, making it difficult to diagnose early. Conventional therapies have little impact on prognosis and disease outcome.

Surgical resection of the tumor is currently the only chance for a cure. Without resection, overall median survival is four to six months with an estimated five-year survival rate of 0.4 percent to 5 percent. Resection increases median survival to 13 to 15 months with five-year survival of about 10 percent, which may be extended to 20 months and 24 to 30 percent, respectively, with adjuvant chemotherapy. Unfortunately, only 10 to 15 percent of patients are deemed candidates for resection given the stage of their disease by the time they are diagnosed.

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NewLink Genetics Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company applying innovative technologies to create new therapeutic agents for patients with cancer and infectious diseases. Its products are designed to enhance the patient's immune system, enabling the body's immune cells to target pathogens and diseased tissues. For more information please visit us at www.newlinkgenetics.com.


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