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Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (SNSS) Announces Initiation of Phase 2 Cohort of MD Anderson Cancer Center Sponsored Study of Vosaroxin in AML and High-Risk MDS



10/30/2013 8:04:48 AM

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SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 30, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sunesis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:SNSS) today announced the initiation of the Phase 2 cohort of the Phase 1b/2, MD Anderson Cancer Center-sponsored study of vosaroxin in combination with decitabine in older patients with previously untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and high-risk myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). The trial is being conducted under the direction of Naval Daver, M.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Leukemia, and Farhad Ravandi, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Department of Leukemia, both of the MD Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas. Dr. Ravandi is also a principal investigator of the Phase 3 VALOR trial, the company's randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, pivotal trial of vosaroxin plus cytarabine in patients with first relapsed or refractory AML.

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