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|Half-life||12 to 35 hours|
|Mol. mass||450.505 g/mol|
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It is being developed by AstraZeneca as a possible anti-cancer chemotherapeutic agent for oral administration.
Beginning in 2007, it is undergoing Phase I clinical trials for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancer, kidney cancer, and colorectal cancer in adults, as well as tumors of the central nervous system in children. Phase I trials of interactions with other drugs used in cancer treatment are also underway.
On February 27, 2008, AstraZeneca announced that the use of Recentin in non-small cell lung cancer will not progress into phase III after failing to meet its main goal.
On 8th March 2010, AstraZeneca issued a press-release stating that Recentin had failed Phase III clinical trials for use in first-line metastatic colorectal cancer when it was compared clinically with the market-leader bevacizumab.
As of November 2012, it is currently in double-blind studies for the treatment of methylated Glioblastoma Multiforme at the University of Washington Medical Center at a 20mg daily dose.
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