Merck & Co., Ariad's ridaforolimus meets goal of mid-stage endometrial cancer study

Publicado el 25 octubre 2010 por Fat
Merck & Co.'s partner, Ariad Pharmaceuticals, reported Monday that in a mid-stage trial, the experimental mTOR inhibitor, ridaforolimus, showed a significant improvement in median progression-free survival (PFS) in patients with metastatic or recurrent endometrial cancer, compared to those treated with standard therapy. The interim data were presented at the International Gynecologic Cancer Society meeting. Eric Rubin, vice president of Merck's cancer research laboratories, said that "based on these data indicating a statistically significant improvement in the trial's primary endpoint of PFS, Merck has stopped further enrollment in the trial, while continuing to follow surviving patients."
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