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Genta Inc. (GETA.OB) – An Innovator in Cancer Treatment Drugs

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Genta Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of people with cancer. The company has built a broad portfolio of proprietary products in various stages of clinical development. Genta’s drugs in development include Ganite (gallium nitrate), Genasense (oblimersen sodium), Tesetaxel, and oral gallium.

Here is a brief overview of Genta’s four cancer drugs:

• Tesetaxel is a novel, orally-absorbed taxane that is in the same class of drugs as docetaxel and paclitaxel. Tesetaxel has completed several Phase 2 clinical trials. The company has initiated studies of the drug in patients with solid tumors, particularly stomach cancers.
• Genasense injection is a modified DNA-based antisense drug that may enhance the effectiveness of anti-cancer therapy. Enrollment of patients with advanced melanoma in a Phase 3 study is complete.
• Ganite is being currently being marketed by Genta in the United States. It is used for treatment of patients with cancer-related hypercalcemia that is resistant to hydration.
• Oral gallium is in Phase 1 studies for treatment of patients with various conditions associated with bone loss.

For further information on Genta and its drugs in development, please visit its website at

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