BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwired - Jun 17, 2013) - Goldman Small Cap Research, a stock market research firm focused on the small cap and microcap sectors, reports that the remarkable median survival and one-year survival data from the Company's Phase II pancreatic cancer clinical trials will emerge as Nuvilex Inc.'s (
Given that there is no cure for pancreatic cancer, the key endpoint and objective on behalf of patients given various therapies and treatments is to increase the amount of time a patient treated with therapy will survive as a result of the treatment. Perhaps this is why even fair results are led with cheers and adulation. For example, the current gold standard and only approved treatment that is used today, Gemzar®, has demonstrated a one year survival rate of 18% and a median overall survival rate of 6.7 months. Conversely, ABRAXANE®, developed by Celgene, released its Phase III results in early 2013 to much fanfare as it demonstrated statistical improvement over Gemzar® alone.
Still, this data pales in comparison to that of Nuvilex's Phase II trials. In the Nuvilex Phase II pancreatic cancer trials in which its technology was used to encapsulate live cancer-drug-activating cells which were then implanted near the pancreas and therefore the tumor, the anticancer drug ifosfamide was administered. Median survival nearly doubled (13 months vs. 6.7 months) and one-year survival doubled from 18% to 36%, as compared to historical data for Gemzar®, the only drug approved to date by the FDA as a single agent for the treatment of advanced inoperable pancreatic cancer.
For those keeping score, Celgene's lauded drug increased overall survival by 27%, while Nuvilex increased median survival by nearly 100%. The one-year survival rate was increased by 59% for Celgene and 100% for Nuvilex. Granted, ABRAXANE® has been approved for other cancers and the data is from a Phase III trial. Nonetheless, if Nuvilex were to generate its previous results in a Phase III trial, the Company would likely be the oncology treatment story of the year.
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