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US Oncology Research Network Participates in Phase III Follow-up Study to BiPar's Investigational Cancer Drug BSI-201
Date:7/20/2009

THE WOODLANDS, Texas, July 20 /PRNewswire/ -- US Oncology, Inc. today announced that US Oncology Research will participate in the BiPar Sciences' Phase III, Multi-center, Open-Label, Randomized Trial of Gemcitabine/Carboplatin (G/C), with or without BSI-201, in patients with Estrogen Receptor (ER), Progesterone Receptor (PR), and HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer.

Joyce O'Shaughnessy, M.D., co-chair of the US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee, associate director for clinical research for US Oncology and co-director of the Breast Cancer Research Program at Baylor-Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center and Texas Oncology, a US Oncology affiliate in Dallas, Texas, will lead the study as a follow-up to the Phase II study presented in a plenary session at the 45th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) held May 29-June 2, 2009, in Orlando, Fla.

"We are very pleased to be participating in this clinical trial of BSI-201 which is a very promising new treatment for metastatic triple negative breast cancer," says Dr. O'Shaughnessy. "We expect that accrual will be very rapid within the US Oncology net
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