Monday, March 8, 2010

Presentations on Geron's Telomerase Inhibitor at AACR Special Conference

In continuation of my update on Geron's Telomerase Inhibitor..... Geron Corporation, announced several presentations at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Special Conference on The Role of Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer Research held in Fort Worth, TX between February 27th and March 1st. The conference comprised ten scientific sessions with over fifty oral presentations.

Geron scientists and collaborators presented recent data on the company's telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat sodium (GRN163L), And highlighted the drug's activity against cancer stem cells. As per the claim by the CMO & EVP, Stephen M. Kelsey,   the telomerase inhibitor is showing anti-cancer stem cell activity in a range of preclinical models. In Phase II trials of imetelstat starting this year Greron is targeting malignancies that are thought to be driven, at least in part, by cancer stem cells ....


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