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Cell Genesys terminates Ph III trial of prostate cancer immunotherapy and slashes staff

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Cell Genesyswill place on hold the further development of GVAX immunotherapy for prostate cancer, its lead developmental candidate, pending a review of the programme with its collaboratorTakeda, and dramatically reduce its staff after the failure of a second Phase III pivotal trial. It said it would consider appropriate strategic alternatives for the company, which it plans to do in an "expeditious manner".

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