Thursday, November 18, 2010: 12:00 PM Clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of CX-4945, a novel inhibitor of protein kinase CK2: Interim report from the Phase I clinical trial - Molecular-targeted therapies-clinical trials, Abstract 414, Poster Board 155
Friday, November 19, 2010: 8:00 AM CX-4945, an inhibitor of protein kinase CK2, disrupts DNA damage repair, potentiates apoptosis and enhances antitumor activity of gemcitabine in a model of ovarian cancer - DNA repair and inhibitors, Abstract 518, Poster Board 054
About CK2 and CX-4945
Protein kinase CK2 has emerged as a validated drug target for cancer therapy due to its dysregulation andoverexpression in tumors and its regulatory roles in cell cycle control, DNA damage repair, and in the PI3K/Akt, Wnt and NFκB signaling cascades. CX-4945 is a potent and highly selective, small molecule inhibitor of CK2 and is currently under evaluation as an orally administered single agent in a Phase I clinical trial in patients with solid tumors (including breast, prostate, pancreatic cancers and inflammatory breast cancer, as well as multiple myeloma and Castleman's Disease). During this trial, CX-4945 has established favorable pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic and safety profiles. Measurement of mechanism and tumor-related biomarkers in patients reveal that CX-4945 hits the CK2 target and down-modulates the PI3K/Akt pathway. The pharmacokinetic and biomarker data demonstrate that CX-4945 is achieving pharmacologically active levels in plasma and in tumor cells and elicits a clear pharmacodynamic response in humans. Together, the findings establish CX-4945 as a promising therapeutic agent for targeting multiple cancers.
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Cylene Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a San Diego-based, private biotechnology company discov
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