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3-V Biosciences Presents Positive Data for Novel FASN Inhibitor at the AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
Date:10/21/2013

MENLO PARK, Calif., Oct. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- 3-V Biosciences, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutics that modulate key host-cell pathways resulting in death of tumor cells or virally-infected cells, today presented positive data from preclinical studies of the company's novel fatty acid synthase (FASN) inhibitors. 

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In a series of preclinical studies, 3-V's FASN inhibitors demonstrated potent activity against multiple tumor types, including breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian and colon cancers.  FASN inhibition reduced cell proliferation and induced apoptosis (cell death) in a dose-dependent manner.  Of note, single-agent FASN inhibition both blocked tumor growth and resulted in significant tumor regression in patient-derived xenografts.  FASN inhibition was well tolerated at dose levels that achieved potent anti-cancer effect. 

"Our novel FASN inhibitor molecules demonstrate strong single-agent anti-cancer activity in vivo, and we are excited by the potential of these drugs to halt tumor growth and progression," said Merdad Parsey, M.D., Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of 3-V Biosciences.  "FASN is a highly attractive target in oncology, but prior inhibitor programs have been challenged in aligning therapeutic efficacy with tolerability.  3-V's preclinical studies characterizing our FASN inhibitors point to a number of critical attributes, including potent tumor cell growth inhibition across a number of tumor types and a promising tolerability profile that should enable use in combination with standard of care.  We are ready to commence a Phase 1 clinical study for our lead candidate, TVB-2640, this year in patients with advanced solid tumors."

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