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Progenics Pharmaceuticals Presents Positive Data From A Phase 2 Trial Of PSMA ADC In Patients With Chemotherapy Experienced Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer

TARRYTOWN, N.Y. and SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:PGNX), an oncology company focused on developing innovative approaches to targeting and treating prostate cancer, today presented a poster entitled A Phase 2 trial of Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen Antibody Drug Conjugate (PSMA ADC) in Taxane-Refractory Metastatic Castration Resistant Prostate Cancer (mCRPC) at the American Society of Clinical Oncology's 2014 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium in San Francisco, CA. The Phase 2 trial assessed the anti-tumor activity and tolerability of its antibody drug conjugate, PSMA ADC, in patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer. A total of 83 patients who had progressive disease despite treatment with at least one taxane containing chemotherapy received PSMA ADC. Enrollment of a chemotherapy naïve cohort is ongoing.

"We are encouraged by the tolerability and clear activity of PSMA ADC in this heavily pre-treated population," said Hagop Youssoufian, M.D., Executive Vice President, Research and Development. "For example, reductions in CTC's of more than 50% were seen in over 70% of patients treated."

Dr Youssoufian also said, "we look forward to the upcoming data in the less clinically advanced chemo naïve setting, where our ADC technology may provide an even greater clinical benefit to men with prostate cancer."

"I've been encouraged by the response seen to date in our patients," said Daniel Petrylak, M.D., Professor of Medical Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, Clinical Research Program Leader for the Prostate and Urologic Cancers Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, and lead investigator on the trial. "I believe that the 2.3 mg/kg dose has been well tolerated," added Dr. Petrylak.

"We have long held the belief that PSMA expression would correlate with response, and were pleased to see that correlation in this trial. I was also pleased that another biomarker that measures low neuroendocrine disease also correlates and offers the ability to identify responders in this trial through the use of a simple blood test," said Mark R. Baker, CEO of Progenics. 

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