Silence Therapeutics said this week that it has received clearance from German regulators to start a phase Ib/IIa clinical trial of its lead cancer drug Atu027 in combination with the widely prescribed chemotherapeutic gemcitabine for pancreatic cancer.

The company said that the first portion of the study will take approximately three months to complete, and the phase IIa portion about a year. The entire trial is expected to wrap up in mid-2014.

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