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Results Of A Phase 3 Study Show TORISEL Significantly ImprovedProgression-free Survival For Patients With Relapsed/refractory MantleCell Lymphoma

the leukemia & lymphoma society's team In training
Originally uploaded by lil 1/2 pint Data presented from a phase 3 clinical trial at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology show that patients with relapsed and/or refractory (failed front line therapy and unresponsive to most recent treatment) mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) treated with TORISEL (temsirolimus), an mTOR (mammalian target of rapamycin) inhibitor, experienced a statistically significant improvement (153 per cent) in median progression-free survival (PFS), compared with single-agent therapy selected by the investigator. TORISEL is currently approved in Canada for the treatment of metastatic (advanced) renal cell carcinoma (RCC).

Mantle cell lymphoma is a rare but deadly form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. In 2008, approximately 7,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and over 3,000 will die from the disease in 2008. Mantle cell lymphoma accounts for approximately six…