Rexahn Initiates Phase IIa Clinical Trial of Archexin® in Patients with Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma

Rexahn Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE MKT: RNN) a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today the initiation of a Phase IIa clinical proof-of-concept trial to study the safety and efficacy of Archexin® in patients with metastatic renal cell carcinoma (RCC). Archexin was previously granted Orphan Drug Designation for the RCC indication.01/15/2014
Source: Kidney Cancer Association - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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