SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 9, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Talon Therapeutics today announced Marqibo ® (vinCRIStine sulfate LIPOSOME injection) received accelerated approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome negative (Ph-) acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) in second or greater relapse or whose disease has progressed following two or more anti-leukemia therapies. This indication is based on overall response rate. Clinical benefit such as improvement in overall survival has not been verified. Marqibo is administered at a dose of 2.25 mg/m 2 intravenously over 1 hour once every 7 days. Marqibo has different dosage recommendations than non-liposomal vincristine sulfate.
Talon Therapeutics' Marqibo(R) (vinCRIStine Sulfate LIPOSOME Injection) Granted Accelerated Approval By FDA
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