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BioCancell Soars Most in 2 Months on FDA ‘Fast Track’ Status

October 04, 2011

(Updates with closing share price in second paragraph.)

Oct. 4 (Bloomberg) -- BioCancell Therapeutics Inc. jumped the most in more than two months after it said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration gave its BC-819 pancreatic-cancer treatment “fast track” status.

The shares advanced 6.3 percent, the biggest gain since Aug. 1, to 1.46 shekels at the 4:30 p.m. close in Tel Aviv, giving the Jerusalem-based company a market value of 39 million shekels ($10.7 million).

--Editors: Susan Lerner, Peter Branton

To contact the reporter on this story: Gwen Ackerman in Jerusalem at

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