Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Stanford researchers launch brain cancer study using Nektar drug

A team of Stanford University researchers will test a Nektar Therapeutics Inc. drug in a Phase II trial aimed at a common and aggressive form of brain cancer, the company said Tuesday. Dr. Lawrence Recht, a Stanford professor of neurology and neurosurgery, and co-investigators Dr. Seema Nagpal and Dr. Pamela Kunz will test Nektar's etirinotecan pegol in patients with high-grade glioma whose cancer is resistant to GenentechInc.'s Avastin, or bevacizumab.

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