Actinium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (API), a biopharmaceutical company that develops innovative targeted payload immunotherapeutics, announced that MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas has joined the Company's ongoing Phase I/II trial in newly diagnosed patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). The trial is designed to establish safety and efficacy of API's drug Actimab-A in AML patients over the age of 60. Actimab-A treatment consists of the isotope Actinium 225 attached to the anti-CD33 monoclonal antibody lintuzumab (HuM195).
"This is an important milestone in the development of our drug candidate," said Jack Talley, CEO of Actinium Pharmaceuticals. "MD Anderson is a leading cancer treatment institution and treats more patients with acute myeloid leukemia than any other center in the world. We view their joining our trial as a key vote of confidence for our innovative, world class technology."
MD Anderson is the third center to sign a clinical trial agreement with Actinium Pharmaceuticals, following Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York, NY and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) in Seattle, Washington.