CTI BioPharma announces Phase III results of PIXUVRI combined with rituximab in aggressive B-cell NHL patients

CTI BioPharma Corp. and Servier today announced that the pivotal Phase III study (PIX306) evaluating PIXUVRI® (pixantrone) combined with rituximab in comparison to gemcitabine combined with rituximab in patients with aggressive B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) did not meet its primary endpoint of improvement of progression-free survival (PFS).

"We are disappointed with the outcome of the PIX306 study and will proceed to conduct a thorough review of the clinical data to assess the next steps for the PIXUVRI program," commented Adam Craig, MD, PhD, CEO of CTI BioPharma. "We would like to express our appreciation to the patients, families and investigators who participated in the study."

Results will be submitted for presentation at a major scientific meeting by the end of the year and for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.

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