Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

RCSI, Almac partner on target therapy-resistant cancer tumors

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) and Almac Discovery, a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and identifying innovative therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, have announced a major research collaboration that aims to gain a new understanding of how to target tumor cells that are resistant to cancer therapies and cause cancer to spread to other parts of the body. The project will explore the potential of a drug, based on initial research by RCSI’s Professor Tracy Robson and developed by Almac Discovery, which is currently undergoing a phase I dose escalation trial for patients with solid tumors. It is expected that the trial will be expanded in a biomarker selected patient population within ovarian cancer, however the drug, ALM201, has the potential to treat a range of other cancers.

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