TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Dec. 2, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) today announced that data from the Phase 2 trial of its PSMA imaging agent candidate, 1404, will be presented at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America Annual Meeting, taking place in Chicago from November 30 – December 5, 2014.
The details for the oral presentation are as follows:
|Date and Time: December 4th at 10:40 a.m.|
|Title: A Phase 2 Study of 99mTc-Trofolastat Chloride SPECT/CT to Identify and Localize Prostate Cancer in Patients Undergoing Radical Prostatectomy and Extended Pelvic Lymph Node Dissection Compared to Histopathology|
|Abstract Number: SSQ12-02|
|Session: Molecular Imaging (Prostate Cancer/Bone Metastases)|
|Presenter: Kevin Slawin, M.D., Director, Vanguard Urologic Institute and the Texas Prostate Center|
About 1404, an Imaging Compound Targeting Prostate Specific Membrane Antigen
1404 is a developmental stage radiopharmaceutical imaging agent designed to highlight the expression of distinct proteins by diseased cells. The image created provides the opportunity to "visualize cancer," potentially allowing for improved detection and staging, more precise biopsies, and a targeted treatment plan including active surveillance as a disease management tool.
About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer affecting men in the United States: an estimated one in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The American Cancer Society estimates that approximately 240,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed and about 30,000 men will die of the disease this year, and that approximately two million men in the U.S. currently count themselves among prostate cancer survivors.
Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing innovative medicines for oncology, with a pipeline that includes several product candidates in later-stage clinical development. Progenics' first-in-class PSMA-targeted technology platform for prostate cancer includes an antibody drug conjugate therapeutic in a two-cohort phase 2 clinical trial and a small molecule imaging agent that has completed patient dosing in a phase 2 trial. Among other assets in its pipeline of targeted radiotherapy and molecular imaging compounds is Azedra™, an ultra-orphan radiotherapy candidate also in a phase 2 study under an SPA. Progenics' first commercial product, Relistor® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is partnered with and marketed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For additional information, please visit www.progenics.com.
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