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EntreMed Shows Increased Survival With MKC-1 in Preclinical Renal Cell Cancer Model
Date:10/25/2007

inst a broad range of human solid tumor cell lines, including multi-drug resistant cell lines. Data from previous studies with MKC-1 demonstrate broad-acting antitumor effects, showing tumor growth inhibition or regression in multiple preclinical models, including paclitaxel-resistant models. MKC-1 has been shown to inhibit mitotic spindle formation, prevent chromosome segregation in the M-phase (mitosis) of the cell cycle, and induce apoptosis. Furthermore, MKC-1 inhibits the Akt-mTOR signaling pathways, which may occur through inhibition of the mTOR/rictor pathway. The Akt-mTOR pathway is the most frequently mutated pathway in human tumors and mutations have been shown to promote tumor progression and decrease survival in cancer patients.

Mark R. Bray, Ph.D., EntreMed Vice President, Research, commented on the results, "Data from preclinical studies with MKC-1 continue to support its therapeutic potential in a variety of tumor types. The data are consistent with MKC-1 targeting the mTOR pathway by a mechanism that is distinct from rapamycin-like agents, such as Temosirolimus. These results, along with the recent success of agents that target the mTOR pathway, provide validation that clinical studies with MKC-1 in cancers such as renal cell are warranted. MKC- 1 is currently in clinical trials in metastatic breast cancer, non-small cell lung cancer, and leukemia."

To view the poster presentation, visit the Company's web site at http://www.entremed.com.

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EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates primarily for the treatment of cancer and inflammation. Panzem(R) NCD (2-methoxyestradiol or 2ME2) is currently in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. MKC-1, an oral cell-cycle regulator, is in multiple Phase 1 and 2 studie
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