CBD Rich T3/C15 cannabis fraction works via the A3AR target to inhibit the growth of HEP-3b hepatocellular carcinoma cells
PETACH TIKVA, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CFBI), a biotechnology company advancing a pipeline of proprietary small molecule drugs that address inflammatory, cancer and liver diseases, today announced the Company’s CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman will deliver a poster presentation titled “Growth Inhibition of Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC) by CBD Rich T3/C15 Cannabis Fraction is Mediated via the A3 Adenosine Receptor” at the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD) The Liver Meeting® during the Hepatobiliary Neoplasia: Experimental Hepatocarcinogenesis; Diagnostics and Liver Imaging session. The poster will be available for viewing by attendees throughout the entire meeting. The findings have been published in an abstract in the October 2021 supplement of HEPATOLOGY, a premier peer-reviewed publication in the field of liver disease published on behalf of the AASLD.
The Liver Meeting, which takes place virtually on November 12 – 15, 2021, brings together clinicians, associates, and scientists from around the world to exchange information on the latest research, discuss new developments in liver treatment and transplantation, and network with leading experts in the field of hepatology.
Can-Fite is a global leader in discovering and developing drugs that target the A3 adenosine receptor (A3AR). In preclinical studies, Can-Fite showed that a CBD rich T3/C15 cannabis fraction inhibited the growth of liver HEP-3b hepatocellular carcinoma cells via the A3AR by inhibiting Wnt- and NF-kappa B-related regulatory pathways. The Company filed patent applications protecting its discovery of cannabinoid-based therapies where the A3AR target is overexpressed including liver cancer.
About Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd.
Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE American: CANF) (TASE: CFBI) 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, inflammatory disease and COVID-19. The Company’s lead drug candidate, Piclidenoson, is currently in a Phase III trial for psoriasis and a Phase II study in the treatment of moderate COVID-19. Can-Fite’s liver drug, Namodenoson, is headed into a Phase III trial for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, and a Phase IIb trial for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). 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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