Vion Pharmaceuticals to Present Data on Onrigin(TM)at the ASCO(R) Annual Meeting
The poster (Abstract #7050) entitled “Comorbidity Description Using the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation-Specific Comorbidity Index (HCT-CI) in Elderly de novo Poor Risk AML Patients Treated with Laromustine” will be presented at the
In addition, the Company announced that additional data on Onrigin would be presented in a poster from an investigator-sponsored trial of Onrigin in combination with cytarabine in elderly patients with previously untreated AML. The trial is sponsored by the Weill-Cornell Medical College. The poster (Abstract #7054) entitled “Phase I Trial of Laromustine in Combination with Infusional Ara-C in Elderly Patients Over Age 60 with Newly Diagnosed AML or High-Grade MDS” will be presented at the
Vion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is committed to extending the lives and improving the quality of life of cancer patients worldwide by developing and commercializing innovative oncology therapeutics. Vion has two agents in clinical trials, Onrigin (laromustine) Injection and Triapine(R). The Company has an NDA under review with the FDA for Onrigin for remission induction treatment for patients sixty years of age or older with de novo poor-risk acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Triapine(R), a potent inhibitor of a key step in DNA synthesis, is being evaluated in clinical trials sponsored by the National Cancer Institute. For additional information on Vion and its product development programs, visit the Company’s Internet web site at www.vionpharm.com.
This news release contains forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to certain risk factors which may cause Vion’s plans to differ or results to vary from those expected, including Vion’s potential inability to obtain regulatory approval for its products, particularly Onrigin (laromustine) Injection, delays in the regulatory approval process, particularly for Onrigin (laromustine) Injection, including possible delays in the FDA’s review process beyond our expectation for approval in
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