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Galectin Therapeutics And Providence Portland Medical Center Receive OK From FDA To Proceed With Phase 1B Clinical Trial In Metastatic Melanoma



2/4/2014 9:28:39 AM

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NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has agreed that a Phase 1B clinical trial of the galectin inhibitor GR-MD-02 in combination with Yervoy® (ipilimumab) in patients with metastatic melanoma may proceed. Providence Portland Medical Center, a leader in immunotherapy research and translational clinical trials in melanoma and other cancers, filed the IND in late December 2013.

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