Bio-Technology General Corp. has begun a Phase II efficacystudy of BioTropin, its recombinant human growth hormone inpancreatic cancer patients.

Recent short-term studies have shown that cancer patientstreated with Bio-Technology General's human growth hormoneresponded to the anabolic growth hormone.

The company is also conducting clinical studies aimed atassessing the utility of human growth hormone in thetreatment of HIV-infected patients and in the prevention ofmuscle atrophy in the elderly hospitalized with hip fractures.

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