NeoPharm Provides Update on LE-SN38 ProgramWAUKEGAN, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar 30, 2007 - NEOPHARM, Inc. (Nasdaq: NEOL) today reported findings from a Phase 2 clinical trial in second-line metastatic colorectal cancer patients with its drug product candidate LE-SN38, the active metabolite of irinotecan (Camptosar(R)). While the interim analysis of data following the completion of treatment of the first 21 patients demonstrated disease stabilization, the study did not achieve the primary tumor response endpoint. No new patient accrual will be made into this study conducted by the Cancer and Leukemia Group B (CALGB), a national clinical research group sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Patients currently receiving therapy will continue treatment per protocol until a study endpoint is reached. NeoPharm will be reassessing project next steps including additional data analyses and the possibility of other studies.
About NEOPHARM, Inc.
NEOPHARM, Inc., based in Waukegan, Illinois, is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of new and innovative cancer drugs for therapeutic applications. Additional information, including ongoing clinical trials, can be obtained by visiting NEOPHARM's Web site at www.neopharm.com.
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Laurence Birch, President and Chief Executive Officer
Posted: April 2007