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Verastem, Inc. (VSTM) Announces Initiation Of COMMAND Study In Japan


5/12/2014 9:40:50 AM

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CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Verastem, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSTM), focused on discovering and developing drugs to treat cancer by the targeted killing of cancer stem cells, today announced the expansion of its ongoing COMMAND study to include clinical trial sites in Japan. COMMAND is a registration-directed trial evaluating the Company’s lead candidate targeting cancer stem cells, VS-6063 (defactinib) a potent inhibitor of focal adhesion kinase (FAK), in patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma. Mesothelioma is a highly aggressive form of lung cancer and a high percentage of cases contain cancer stem cells. With the inclusion of Japan, COMMAND is now accruing patients and pursuing parallel clinical development in the major markets worldwide.

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