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Cancer Research UK Signs Deal With Centella Therapeutics, Inc. to Launch Clinical Development of Radiotherapy-Enhancing Drug
Date:5/25/2011

Cancer Research UK, one of the largest independent funders of cancer research in the world.  CRT's discovery laboratories build on exploratory research to create attractive commercial opportunities through collaboration with research institutes worldwide. Therapeutic programmes are then out-licensed for further development following identification of a suitable partner.

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About Cancer Research UK's Drug Development OfficeCancer Research UK has an impressive record of developing novel treatments for cancer. It currently has a portfolio of around 36 new anti-cancer agents in preclinical development, phase I or early phase II clinical trials. Since 1982, the Cancer Research UK Drug Development Office has taken over 100 potential new anti-cancer agents into clinical trials in patients, five of which have made it to market and many others are still in clinical development. These include Temozolomide, a drug discovered by Cancer Research UK scientists, that is an effective new treatment for brain cancer. Six other drugs are in late development phase III trials. This rate of success is comparable to that of any pharmaceutical company.

About Centella TherapeuticsCentella Therapeutics, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Varian Medical Systems, Inc. (NYSE: VAR). Varian, headquartered globally in Palo Alto, California, is the world's leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating cancer and other medical conditions with radiotherapy. Centella, which was previously known as Centella biotechnologies, inc., is a dedicated enterprise focused on discovery and development of cancer treatments at the intersection of radiotherapy and pharmaceutical therapeutics.   Centella's mission is to develop a portfolio of drugs with a focus on enhancing the effectiveness of radiotherapy, making Centella the first Radiation Oncology Bi
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