NetworkNewsBreaks – Geron Corp. (NASDAQ: GERN) Shares Higher on Second Internal Data Reviews for Imetelstat Trials

Geron Corporation (NASDAQ: GERN) shares climbed 21% on news that the second internal data reviews of the company’s IMerge and IMbark clinical trials have been completed by Janssen Research & Development, LLC. IMerge, the study of the telomerase inhibitor imetelstat in lower risk myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), demonstrated that the benefit/risk profile of imetelstat in the treated patients supports continued development. The company intends to provide the FDA with a data package and proposed trial design refinements. For IMbark, a study of imetelstat in relapsed or refractory myelofibrosis (MF), current data suggest clinical benefit and a potential overall survival benefit. The trial will continue unchanged to evaluate maturing efficacy and safety data, including an assessment of overall survival.

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About Geron

Geron is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the collaborative development of a first-in-class telomerase inhibitor, imetelstat, in hematologic myeloid malignancies. For more information about the company, visit www.geron.com

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