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The objectives of this study are:
- To determine the safety and MTD of CPI-613, when used in combination with Gemcitabine, in cancer patients.
- To compare the safety and efficacy of CPI-613/Gemcitabine combination vs. Gemcitabine alone in patients with carcinoma of the pancreas.
CPI-613, the investigational drug, is a novel anti-tumor compound believed to operate via a novel mechanism of action that does not belong to any existing pharmacological class of anticancer agents currently being used in the clinics. Specifically, CPI-613 is Cornerstone Pharmaceutical Inc.'s lead drug from its Altered Energy Metabolism-Directed (AEMD) technology platform. It is selective against tumor cells (but not normal cells)according to preclinical studies.
Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
CPI-613, CPI-613, Gemcitabine, Gemcitabine, Gemcitabine
Eastchester Center for Cancer Care
Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:21:56-0400
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