Re: [MOL] Neovastat [02808] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] Neovastat



Good Going Martha!  We always like to hear of what works!  Your friend,
lillian

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> From: Martha S Cerreto <MJTCERRETO@prodigy.net>
> To: mol-cancer@lists.meds.com
> Cc: mjtcerreto@prodigy.net
> Subject: [MOL] Neovastat
> Date: Tuesday, December 29, 1998 4:00 PM
> 
> Hi, everyone.   I went to Long Island, NY, today to take Jeff to visit a
> friend from camp and came across following in local paper.
> 
> "Neovastat has passed the first two phases of drug testing designed to
> assess safety.  The third and final phase will test whether it prolongs
the
> life of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer.
> 
> The trials should begin early next year, according, to Dr. James M.
Pluda,
> a scientist in the investigational drug branch at the NCI.  The US study
> will be overseen by doctors at MD Anderson and the plan is to test
between
> 500 to 600 patients.
> 
> Long Island Jewish medical center is one of 40 US hospitals to
participate
> in the study.  Doctors there have tested Neovastat on almost a dozen
> patients when all else has failed.  Dr. Dilip Patel, director of the
> hematology/oncology fellowship at the hospital and a lead investigator in
> the study said a preliminary analysis has shown that there is enough
> evidence to move forward in the final phases of drug testing.  He will be
> presenting findings fromthe initial study in May at a meeting of the
> American Society of Clinical Oncology.'
> 
> Martha
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