Anti-Tumor Derivatives for Differentiation Therapy

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James Phillips, PhD
Yogen Saunthararajah, MD
Kwok Peng Ng, PhD
Babal Kant Jha, PhD
Anand Tiwari, PhD

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What is it? What does it do?

  • The pharmaceutical compositions includes one or more imidazopyridine derivatives together with one or more of a variety of physiological acceptable carriers for delivery to a patient.
  • These imidazopyridine derivatives of the invention can be used for both prophylactic and therapeutic treatment.

Why is it better?

  • Conventional anti-metabolite and kinase inhibitor oncotherapy is not only toxic but rarely cures disease.  Unlike current anti-metabolite or kinase-inhibitor drugs the developed compounds allow cell division, in the process restoring differentiation mediated cell cycle exit to malignant stem cells, but maintaining self-renewal of normal stem cells.
  • Compounds derived from the invented method have promise for increased efficacy and less toxicity as a novel approach to treating cancers including AML, bladder, breast, colon, liver, lung, myeloma and prostate.

What is its current status?

Cell line and animal model validation achieved.

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