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Cerulean drug shows antitumor potential

The Cerulean drug is used to treat ovarian cancer.

Associated Press/File 2014

The Cerulean drug is used to treat ovarian cancer.

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Cerulean Pharma Inc., of Cambridge, announced that its CRLX101, a proprietary investigational drug, exhibits powerful antitumor properties, according to preclinical data. The drug was potent alone as well as in combination with Avastin, a Genentech Inc. cancer drug. “The combination of CRLX101 and Avastin is synergistic, with the potential to enhance survival of patients with ovarian cancer,” said Robert S. Kerbel, a researcher on the manuscript of data released Tuesday.

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