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With a global epidemic of obesity and diabetes and their known relationship to cancer, researchers and oncologists are turning their attention to metabolic hormones as promising new targets for cancer treatment.
Technology Networks recently spoke with Jim Shanahan, co-founder, chief business officer and director of SynDevRx, to explore the impact of metabolic dysfunction on treatment outcomes and learn more about the company’s lead compound SDX-7320.
SynDevRx, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company, has submitted results of its Phase 1 dose escalation safety study in late-stage cancer patients with progressive, metastatic solid tumors to the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The study’s primary endpoint was to establish the maximum tolerated dose and dosing schedule and the recommended Phase 2 dose […]
SynDevRx, Inc., a clinical-stage oncology company, announces the completion of a series of preclinical studies demonstrating that its anti-cancer drug candidate, SDX-7320, inhibits PI3K/Akt inhibitor-induced hyperglycemia and subsequent hyperinsulinemia in normal mice and inhibits tumor growth in multiple models of HR+ breast cancer. The company’s ongoing research places them at the vanguard of metabo-oncology, an emerging field of cancer research that focuses on the role metabolic hormones play in the development and progression of many common cancers, as well as tumor resistance developed in response to certain treatment.
SynDevRx recently completed a Phase 1 study in late-stage cancer patients with a variety of solid tumors. The initial results from the clinical study were selected by AACR for presentation by one of the Principle Investigators – Dr. Monica Mita, MD. Dr. Mita is a Professor of Medicine, Co-Director, Experimental Therapeutics Program at Cedars-Sinai Medical […]
Metabo-Oncology press release 26Mar 2019 FINAL
Cancer patients who are obese face a greater risk of dying from cancer compared to non-obese patients (Calle, 2003). Excess visceral adiposity is believed to contribute to metastasis and progression of cancer via multiple mechanisms: increased secretion of the adipose tissue hormone leptin, decreased secretion of adiponectin, increased production of estrogen in adipose tissue, and elevated insulin (secondary to peripheral insulin resistance) as well as the local effects of inflammatory cytokines (Gucalp, 2016).
The ASCO Annual Meeting brings together more than 30,000 oncology professionals from around the world to discuss state-of-the-art treatment modalities, new therapies, and ongoing controversies in the field.