Montreal, Quebec, Canada - January 22, 2014 (Investorideas.com Biotech Newswire) Biopharma alert: Sunshine Biopharma Inc. (OTCQB: SBFM), a pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer, reports that it is targeting pancreatic cancer as a second indication for Adva-27a, the Company's flagship anticancer drug candidate. As previously announced (see press release dated June 4, 2013), Adva-27a, a Topoisomerase II inhibitor, was found to be effective at destroying cells of the very aggressive pancreatic cancer cell line, Panc-1. Adva-27a was able to kill these cells with an IC50 of approximately 4 micromolar, a pharmacologically very favorable drug concentration. Based on initial data, the Company is moving forward with intentions to conduct a Phase I clinical trial of Adva-27a for pancreatic cancer in parallel to the planned Phase I clinical trial of Adva-27a for breast cancer that is scheduled to be hosted at McGill University's Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.
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Adva-27a is Sunshine Biopharma's lead anticancer compound, a small molecule that has recently been shown to be effective at killing multidrug resistant breast cancer cells, small-cell lung cancer cells, uterine sarcoma cells and pancreatic cancer cells (Published in ANTICANCER RESEARCH, Volume 32, Pages 4423-4432, October 2012). Adva-27a is currently in the IND-Enabling stage of development. The original U.S. patent covering Adva-27a was issued on August 7, 2012 under U.S. patent number 8,236,935.
About Sunshine Biopharma Inc.
Sunshine Biopharma is an early stage pharmaceutical company focused on the research, development and commercialization of drugs for the treatment of various forms of cancer. Sunshine Biopharma recently announced that it has initiated IND-Enabling studies for its lead antitumor compound, Adva-27a, which is currently targeted for multidrug resistant cancer.
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Camille Sebaaly, CFO
Sunshine Biopharma Inc.
Direct Line: 514-814-0464