CURAGEN BEGINS SECOND CLINICAL TRIAL WITH VELAFERMIN

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CuraGen has begun its second Phase II study of velafermin for the prevention of OM in cancer patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy, with or without radiotherapy, in the setting of autologous bone marrow transplantation.

CuraGen said that it expects the primary OM efficacy and safety results will be available by the third quarter of 2007, and the one year follow-up data will be available in the third quarter of 2008.