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Jennerex Publishes Promising Results from Cancer Clinical Trial of JX-594 in Lancet Oncology
Date:5/21/2008

to what we predicted based on extensive lab testing of JX-594. This peer-reviewed publication in a Lancet journal represents a major advance for JX-594 and the rest of our pipeline," said David Kirn, M.D., President & CEO of Jennerex. "We especially want to express our extreme gratitude to the doctors, the patients and their families, and our partners at Green Cross who have all pioneered this treatment with us."

Dr. B. G. Rhee, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development at Green Cross, said "Based on these promising clinical results with our partners at Jennerex, we are in the process of opening the Phase II liver cancer trial at world-renowned liver cancer hospitals in South Korea." Jennerex collaborated closely with medical and scientific research teams in South Korea at Dong-A University and Pusan National University Hospitals, and at the Ottawa Health Research Institute, Ottawa, Canada.

Phase I-II Liver Cancer Study

As reported in the Lancet Oncology publication, 14 patients with a variety of treatment-refractory cancer types (e.g. liver, colon, lung) in the liver were treated every three weeks with JX-594 by ultrasound-guided intratumoral injection. Patients had advanced cancers that had failed all available therapies and were therefore considered terminal. Treatment was well-tolerated during dose-escalation up to the maximum-tolerated dose, with the expected mild to moderate flu-like symptoms; no severe toxicities due to treatment were reported up to these doses. Cancer destruction and objective evidence for efficacy were reported in the majority of patients, including all three with primary liver cancer and patients with lung and colon cancers. Tumor responses were achieved in evaluable patients by objective criteria including RECIST (Response Evaluation Criteria in Solid Tumor) (response in 30 percent of patients, stable disease in 60 percent of patients) and Choi criteria (response in 80% of patients). Tumor responses were associ
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