ARIAD Pharmaceuticals 8-K 2012
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): June 17, 2012
ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Registrant's telephone number, including area code: (617) 494-0400
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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On June 18, 2012, ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. issued a press release announcing that updated clinical data from the pivotal PACE trial of its investigational pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor, ponatinib, in patients with chronic myeloid leukaemia (CML) or Philadelphia-positive acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (Ph+ ALL), who are resistant or intolerant to dasatinib or nilotinib or who have the T315I mutation, were featured in an oral presentation at the 2012 European Hematology Association (EHA) annual congress on June 17, 2012. These data show that 54 percent of chronic-phase CML patients in the trial, including 70 percent of patients who have a T315I mutation, achieved a major cytogenetic response.
A copy of the press release is being filed herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and the information contained therein is incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The press release contains hypertext links to information on ARIAD’s website. The information on ARIAD’s website is not incorporated by reference into this Current Report on Form 8-K and does not constitute a part of this Form 8-K.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Date: June 19, 2012