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Elesclomol Study Shows Significant Improvement in Progression-Free Survival for Chemotherapy-Naive Patients With Metastatic Melanoma
Date:5/20/2008

ducted at approximately 150 centers worldwide to determine the efficacy of elesclomol in combination with paclitaxel for the treatment of patients with metastatic (Stage IV) melanoma.(9) Elesclomol has received Fast Track and Orphan Drug designation from the FDA for metastatic melanoma, and the Phase III SYMMETRY trial has completed a Special Protocol Assessment process with the FDA. Additional investigations to evaluate elesclomol as a therapy for other cancers are currently being planned.(9)

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