GPC Biotech Announces Data from Several Satraplatin Clinical Trials to be Presented at ASCO Annual MeetingMARTINSRIED/MUNICH, Germany & PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2008 - GPC Biotech AG (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: GPC; NASDAQ: GPCB) today announced that data from several satraplatin clinical trials will be presented at the 44th American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting taking place in Chicago, Ill., May 30-June 3, 2008.
Details are as follows:
"Satraplatin in patients with advanced hormone-refractory prostate cancer: Overall survival results from the phase III satraplatin and prednisone against refractory cancer (SPARC) trial," (Abstract #5003), Presenter: A. Oliver Sartor, MD, oral presentation in Chemotherapy for Metastatic Prostate Cancer: New Taxane Combinations and Post-Taxane Options clinical science symposium, W375e, Sunday, June 1, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
"Phase I study of satraplatin and docetaxel in solid malignancies," (Abstract #2570), Presenter: Ticiana B Leal, MD, Poster #13B, Developmental Therapeutics: Cytotoxic Chemotherapy general poster session, S Hall A1, Sunday, June 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00PM
"Phase I study of the oral platinum agent satraplatin in sequential combination with capecitabine in patients with advanced solid tumours," (Abstract #2560), Presenter: Cristiana Sessa, MD, Poster #11 H, Developmental Therapeutics: Cytotoxic Chemotherapy general poster session, S Hall A1, Sunday, June 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00PM
"Phase I study of oral platinum with concurrent radiation therapy in non small cell lung cancer," (Abstract #7560) Presenter: Hak Choy, MD., Poster #35B, Lung Cancer -- Local-Regional and Adjuvant Therapy general poster session, S Hall A1, Sunday, June 1, 2:00 PM - 6:00PM
The abstracts are available online at www.asco.org.
About GPC Biotech
GPC Biotech AG is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company focused on anticancer drugs. GPC Biotech's lead product candidate is satraplatin, an oral platinum compound. The Company has various anti-cancer programs in research and development that leverage its expertise in kinase inhibitors. GPC Biotech AG is headquartered in Martinsried/Munich (Germany) and has a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary in Princeton, New Jersey. For additional information, please visit GPC Biotech's Web site at www.gpc-biotech.com.
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Posted: May 2008