Astex Pharmaceuticals Announces Initiation of SGI-110 Phase 2 Trial in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) Patients

DUBLIN, Calif., Jan. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Astex Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:ASTX), a pharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics, announced that it has initiated a Phase 2, open-label, single-arm, non-randomized clinical trial, evaluating SGI-110 in the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) patients who failed prior treatment with Nexavar (sorafenib).

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