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Callisto Pharmaceuticals Opens Additional Sites for Phase II Clinical Trial of Atiprimod in Advanced Carcinoid Cancer Patients
Date:8/19/2007

NEW YORK, Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Callisto Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: KAL; FWB: CA4), a developer of new drug treatments in the fight against cancer and inflammatory diseases, announced today the addition of two sites to its Phase II clinical trial of Atiprimod to treat low to intermediate grade neuroendocrine carcinoma (advanced carcinoid cancer). With the addition of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, 676 N. St. Clair Street, Suite 850, Chicago, IL and the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612, the Phase II clinical trial is presently being conducted in seven sites. The principal investigator for Northwestern is Mary Mulcahy, MD, and the principal investigator for Lee Moffitt is Larry K. Kvols, M.D.

"The addition of these two major cancer centers to the Phase II trial of Atiprimod in advanced carcinoid patients signifies our continuing commitment to facilitate rapid enrollment of this trial," said Dr. Gary S. Jacob, Chief Executive Officer of Callisto. "Both sites are active in the treatment of neuroendocrine cancers, and have built significant reputations within the carcinoid community, which should substantially enhance the pace of enrollment and increased accessibility to prospective patients interested in participating in this trial." Currently Callisto has enrolled 31 patients of the 40 subjects planned for this Phase II clinical trial.

The primary objective of the Phase II clinical trial is to evaluate efficacy of Atiprimod in patients with low to intermediate grade neuroendocrine carcinoma who have metastatic or unresectable cancer and who have progression of their disease despite standard therapy (octreotide). Patients, after signing an informed consent, are required to complete two weeks of a symptoms diary to establish their symptoms baseline before commencing Atiprimod dosing. A maximum of 40 evaluable patients will be enrolled in th
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