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Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc. Release: Study of Novel Nanoliposomal Irinotecan (MM-398) in Late Stage Pancreatic Cancer Published in British Journal of Cancer



8/22/2013 9:53:33 AM

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:MACK) announced today that the British Journal of Cancer has published the paper "A Multinational Phase 2 Study of Nanoliposomal Irinotecan Sucrosofate (PEP02, MM-398) for Patients with Gemcitabine-Refractory Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer" in its latest issue (Volume 109, Issue 4). The Phase 2 study evaluated MM-398 (liposomal irinotecan sucrosulfate) monotherapy in patients with metastatic pancreatic cancer previously treated with gemcitabine-based therapy. A large, controlled Phase 3 study, NAPOLI-1 (NAnoliPOsomaL Irinotecan), evaluating this agent alone and in combination is underway in this patient population, and is expected to complete enrollment in the third quarter of 2013.

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