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Pacylex Pharmaceuticals Announces Publication in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment of a New Target for Therapeutic Intervention in Breast Cancer and Preclinical Results of a First-in-Class Therapy

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Edmonton, Alberta–(Newsfile Corp. – January 6, 2021) – Pacylex Pharmaceuticals, an oncology company unlocking a new approach to cancer therapy, today announced the publication in the journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment data showing treatment with an N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) inhibitor reduces viability of cultured breast cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth in a mouse xenograft mouse model of human breast cancer. Pacylex is developing this NMT inhibitor, PCLX-001, as a first in class therapy for various leukemias and lymphomas and also plans to study its effects on various solid tumors.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Pacylex is developing PCLX-001, which has very good oral bioavailability, to treat cancers low in N-myristoyltransferase 2 (NMT2)
  • Data published in Nature Communications shows NMT inhibitor effective against many cancer cell lines, especially blood cancers including lymphoma and leukemia
  • Newly published data expands target for treatment with an N-myristoyltransferase (NMT) inhibitor reduces viability of cultured breast cancer cells and inhibits tumor growth

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About Pacylex

Pacylex is a pre-clinical pharmaceutical company targeting hematologic cancers with a new first-in-class therapeutic, and is headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Pacylex’s technology combines new insights from Dr. Luc Berthiaume of the University of Alberta, connecting myristoylation to cancer, with a family of high quality myristoylation inhibitors Pacylex licensed from the University of Dundee in 2015. PCLX-001 is the lead drug in a new class of NMT inhibitors, enabling us to exploit NMTs as new clinical targets for cancer treatment. Pacylex completed GLP toxicology on PCLX-001 and expects to file soon for regulatory authorization to commence clinical studies in Canada in early 2021 in diffuse large B-cell lymphoma and solid tumors.

For more information:

Michael J. Weickert
CEO, Pacylex Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
E: [email protected]
P: 650-218-1840
Twitter @Pacylex (https://twitter.com/pacylex)
LinkedIn (www.linkedin.com/company/pacylex-pharma)
Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pacylex)
Reportable page: https://pacylex.reportablenews.com/pr/pacylex-targeting-cancer-with-novel-mechanism-and-precision-approach

Contacts:

Michael Weickert Ph.D
650-218-1840
[email protected]

Source: Pacylex

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