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6:13 PM
Sep 10, 2012
 |  BC Extra  |  Top Story

Geron slides on trial discontinuation

Geron Corp. (NASDAQ:GERN) fell $1.62 (56%) to $1.28 on Monday after discontinuing a Phase II trial of imetelstat to treat locally recurrent or metastatic breast cancer following interim data that showed significantly shorter median progression-free survival in patients receiving imetelstat plus paclitaxel vs. paclitaxel alone (6.2 vs. 8 months, p=0.028). Geron attributed the data to lower doses of paclitaxel given to patients in...

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