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By Jennifer Boggs
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Despite high hopes for oral Akt inhibitor perifosine, the drug failed to improve overall survival in a Phase III colorectal cancer (CRC) trial, sending shares of partners Keryx Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Aeterna Zentaris Inc. tumbling Monday and shifting investor attention to each firm's other late-stage programs.
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