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Results Published in the Journal 'Cancer' Demonstrate that Oral Talactoferrin Alfa is Active as Monotherapy in Previously Treated Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma
Date:7/1/2008

ailable for the treatment of metastatic RCC, including immunotherapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and/or radiation therapy. Some of the targeted therapies include multi-targeted tyrosine kinase inhibitors such as sunitinib (Sutent) and sorafenib (Nexavar), inhibitors of the mammalian target of rapamycin, such as temsirolimus (Torisel), and the anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) antibody, bevacizumab (Avastin). Although each agent can provide some benefit in a subset of patients, complete response is exceedingly rare, and most patients with metastatic RCC die of their disease. Additional therapy is clearly needed.

About Agennix

Agennix is a private biotechnology company developing a first-in-class molecule with activity in several types of cancer and in other indications with unmet medical needs. This molecule, talactoferrin, is a targeted dendritic cell recruiter and activator with a novel mechanism of action. Agennix is preparing to initiate Phase 3 trials in two NSCLC indications (talactoferrin in combination with chemotherapy in previously untreated patients and talactoferrin monotherapy in patients who have failed two or more previous therapies), a Phase 2b trial in renal cell cancer, and Phase 2 trials in other indications. Talactoferrin's potential advantages in NSCLC and in other tumor types include its promising anti-tumor activity, its well tolerated safety profile including a reduction of some chemotherapy toxicities, its oral route of administration, and its apparent usefulness in multiple tumor types both as a single agent and in combination with other drugs. Agennix retains all of the commercial and economic rights to talactoferrin for all indications worldwide, and has strong global intellectual property protection for talactoferrin.

More information about Agennix is available on the Company's web site at http://www.agennix.com.


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