PETACH TIKVA, Israel--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CANF), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address oncology, inflammatory and liver diseases, today announced its abstract titled “A novel approach for the treatment of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)” is one of the highest scoring abstracts and has won the prestigious Breakthrough Abstract Award from Conquer Cancer®, the ASCO Foundation, and the 2023 ASCO Breakthrough Program Committee.
Can-Fite’s Chief Scientific Officer, Founder, and Executive Chairman, Dr. Pnina Fishman, will present the poster at the ASCO Breakthrough Meeting which will take place August 3 – 5, 2023 in Yokohama, Japan.
Namodenoson has received significant acknowledgment in the scientific and medical community, as evidenced by the numerous peer-reviewed publications and conferences in which it has been published and presented. Currently being evaluated in a pivotal Phase 3 multinational registration trial for the treatment of HCC and underlying Child Pugh B7, Namodenoson has also completely cleared cancer in an HCC patient who was enrolled in Can-Fite’s Phase 2b HCC trial. The patient continues to be treated through a compassionate use program in Romania, where she remains cancer-free more than six years following her first dose of Namodenoson.
“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Conquer Cancer and ASCO,” Dr. Fishman stated. “Our Phase 3 registration trial is designed to treat patients who have tried, yet not benefitted from the few other FDA-approved HCC treatments on the market today. We are hopeful that Namodenoson, with its liver-protective properties, can safely prolong life for advanced liver cancer patients.”
Namodenoson was evaluated in Phase 2 trials for two indications, as a second line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and as a treatment for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). It is currently in a Phase 2b trial for NASH and a pivotal Phase 3 for HCC. Namodenoson is a small orally bioavailable drug that binds with high affinity and selectivity to the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR). A3AR is highly expressed in diseased cells whereas low expression is found in normal cells. This differential effect accounts for the excellent safety profile of the drug.
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CANF) is an advanced clinical stage drug development company with a platform technology that is designed to address multi-billion dollar markets in the treatment of cancer, liver, and inflammatory disease. The Company's anti-inflammatory drug Piclidenoson reported topline results in a Phase 3 trial for psoriasis and is expected to commence a pivotal Phase 3. Can-Fite's cancer and liver drug, Namodenoson, is being evaluated in a Phase 2b trial for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), enrollment is expected to commence in a Phase 3 trial for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and the Company is planning a Phase 2a study in pancreatic cancer. Namodenoson has been granted Orphan Drug Designation in the U.S. and Europe and Fast Track Designation as a second line treatment for HCC by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Namodenoson has also shown proof of concept to potentially treat other cancers including colon, prostate, and melanoma. CF602, the Company's third drug candidate, has shown efficacy in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,500 patients in clinical studies to date. For more information please visit: www.can-fite.com.
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