Halozyme Announces Clinical Hold of PEGPH20 Pancreatic Cancer Trial Following Voluntary Halt of Trial by Halozyme

April 9, 2014 12:07 PM

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SAN DIEGO, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. /quotes/zigman/92459/delayed/quotes/nls/halo HALO +0.36% today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) informed the company yesterday that a clinical hold has been placed on patient enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in an ongoing Phase 2 trial (Study 202) evaluating PEGPH20 in patients with pancreatic cancer. According to the FDA, this action was being taken in view of the company's recent decision to temporarily halt enrollment and dosing of PEGPH20 in the Phase 2 trial.

"As announced earlier, we are gathering information relevant to assessing the possible difference in the thromboembolic event rate between the patients treated with PEGPH20 versus the patients treated without PEGPH20 in the trial. We will be providing this information to the Data Monitoring Committ...

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