PPHM: Clinical Data Strongly Support Advancing Program into Phase III

Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PPHM), today announced that interim results were presented from its 121 patient randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase IIb trial in patients with refractory non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The blinded study evaluated two dose levels of bavituximab (bavituximab-containing arms) given with docetaxel versus docetaxel plus placebo (control arm). The interim data showed a statistically significant improvement in overall survival (Hazard Ratio 0.524, p-value .0154) and a doubling of median overall survival (OS) in the bavituximab-containing arms compared to the control arm. The following interim data was presented as part of a late-breaking plenary presentation at the 2012 Chicago Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology by David Gerber, M.D., Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, a principal investigator in the trial.

  • Interim Data from Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial Presented at Late-Breaking Plenary Session at Leading Oncology Symposium
  • Data Show Statistically Significant Improvement in Overall Survival for Patients Receiving Bavituximab Plus Docetaxel Versus Docetaxel Alone
  • Clinical Data Strongly Support Advancing Program into Phase III Clinical Development
  • Company to Host Conference Call on Monday, September 10, at 11:00 AM EDT

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