Thursday, December 4, 2014

Cornerstone's CPI-613 drug candidate chosen as 2014 Top 10 Most Interesting Oncology Projects to Watch

We know that, CPI-613: CPI-613  is a racemic mixture of the enantiomers of a synthetic alpha-lipoic lipoic acid analogue with potential chemopreventive and antineoplastic activities. Although the exact mechanism of action is unknown, alpha-lipoic acid analogue CPI-613 has been shown to inhibit metabolic and regulatory processes required for cell growth in solid tumors. Both enantiomers in the racemic mixture exhibit antineoplastic activity. The mechanism-of-action of CPI-613 appears distinct from the current classes of anti-cancer agents used in the clinic. CPI-613 demonstrates both in vitro and in vivo anti-tumor activity.CPI-613 was known to strongly disrupt tumor mitochondrial metabolism. CPI-613 disruption of tumor mitochondrial metabolism is followed by efficient commitment to cell death by multiple, apparently redundant pathways, including apoptosis, in all tested cancer cell lines. Further, CPI-613 shows strong antitumor activity in vivo against human non-small cell lung and pancreatic cancers in xenograft models with low side-effect toxicity. Check for active clinical trials or closed clinical trials using this agent. (NCI Thesaurus). (last updated: 10/30/2014)

Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage company and leader in the growing field of cancer metabolism-based therapeutics, today announced that its lead compound CPI-613 has been chosen by Informa and Kantar Health as one of the 2014 Top 10 Most Interesting Oncology Projects to Watch.

Steve Carchedi, Chief Executive Officer of Cornerstone Pharmaceuticals, will present at Informa’s Therapeutic Area Partnerships meeting, taking place November 19-21, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Boston. Mr. Carchedi’s presentation will occur at 11:00 a.m. on November 20 within Track 3 (Oncology).

During the presentation, Mr. Carchedi will discuss differentiators of Cornerstone’s lead Altered Energy Metabolism Directed (AEMD) drug candidate, CPI-613, which is a first-in-class anticancer compound designed to disrupt the altered energy-production pathways in cancer cells by targeting mitochondrial metabolism.

Cornerstone's CPI-613 drug candidate chosen as 2014 Top 10 Most Interesting Oncology Projects to Watch

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