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EntreMed Commences Phase 2 Study with MKC-1 in Pancreatic Cancer
Date:12/4/2007

Multi-Center Study to Focus on Advanced Cancer Patients

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that it has commenced a multi-center Phase 2 clinical trial with MKC-1 in patients with advanced pancreatic cancer. The primary objectives of this study will be to determine the antitumor activity of orally-administered MKC-1 in unresectable or metastatic pancreatic cancer patients who have failed at least one prior chemotherapy regimen. The study will also assess the safety, tolerability and overall median survival time of pancreatic cancer patients treated with MKC-1. Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center is the lead institution for the study and Eunice Kwak, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant in Medicine, Tucker Gosnell Center for Gastrointestinal Cancers, will serve as the principal investigator.

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MKC-1 is a novel, orally-active cell cycle inhibitor with in vitro and in vivo efficacy against a broad range of human solid tumor cell lines, including multi-drug resistant cell lines. Prior preclinical studies have demonstrated that MKC-1 has significant antitumor activity as both a single agent and in combination with an approved epidermal growth factor/epidermal growth factor receptor (EGF/EGFR) inhibitor in pancreatic cancer models. MKC-1 has also demonstrated broad-acting antitumor effects, including tumor growth inhibition or regression, in multiple preclinical models. MKC-1 has been s
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