USA FDA Allows BioCancell Therapeutics to Commence Phase I/IIa Ovarian and Pancreatic Clinical Trials  
1/14/2009 10:21:21 AM

TEL AVIV, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Tikcro Technologies Ltd. (OTCBB: TIKRF) today announced that BioCancell Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, had received approval from the US Food and Drug Authority (FDA) to commence Phase I/IIa clinical trials in patients suffering from ovarian and pancreatic cancer, with the primary purpose of measuring the safety and primary efficiency of the BC-819 drug in a series of dose escalations. The trials are planned to begin in medical centers in Israel and in the USA as soon as local regulatory approvals and agreements with the medical centers are concluded. Tikcro holds shares, warrants and convertible debt of Biocancell as previously detailed in our SEC filings.