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Enrollment in Delcath's Pivotal Phase III Metastatic Melanoma Clinical Trial Achieves Seventy-Five Percent Accrual
Date:6/8/2009

s study are being treated at the NCI and at top cancer centers throughout the United States. The NCI is serving as coordinating center for the study, which includes the initiation and training of the new clinical trial centers for this important trial. Plans under the CRADA include continuing patient enrollments and completing the clinical testing of PHP as treatment for a number of life threatening liver diseases.

The Phase III Study

The Phase III study is testing Delcath's PHP(TM) System for the regional delivery of melphalan to the liver to treat patients with metastatic cutaneous and ocular melanoma who have unresectable tumors in the liver. The Delcath System is designed to deliver significantly higher doses of anti-cancer drugs to a patient's liver while preventing entry of the drugs to the rest of the patient's circulation. This isolation limits toxicities that result from systemic chemotherapy treatments.

Patients in the Phase III trial initially are randomized into one of two treatment arms, including immediate treatment with melphalan via the Delcath System or treatment with best alternative care. The study is designed to evaluate the duration of tumor response in each of the two study arms. Following guidelines established by U.S. Food and Drug Administration under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA), when disease progresses in patients enrolled in the best alternative care arm of the trial, they are permitted to "cross over" and receive treatment with the Delcath System.

About Delcath Systems, Inc.

Delcath Systems, Inc. is a medical technology company specializing in cancer treatment. The Company is testing a proprietary, patented drug delivery system for the treatment of liver cancers. Delcath's novel drug delivery platform is testing the delivery of ultra-high doses of anti-cancer drugs to the liver while preventing these high doses of drug from entering the patient's b
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