Recently, Onconase has made its way to the forefront as a potential drug of choice among the medical community for combating mesothelioma and easing the suffering and debilitating symptoms traditionally accompanied by chemotherapy.
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What’s the problem?
The lead drug candidate of the Alfacell Corporation, Onconase, is currently in clinical trials and has recently been touted as a potential chemo-preventive agent in the fight against malignant pleural mesothelioma. In January 2007, Onconase received orphan drug status from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Onconase is a ribonuclease protein developed from the eggs of the leopard frog. The drug is designed to enhance the anti-cancer effects of traditional chemotherapy, allowing lower doses to be effective and producing fewer side effects. Even though the drug works more slowly than other chemo drugs, its lower toxicity levels mean no hair loss, anemia, nausea or other common side effects usually associated with standard chemotherapy drugs.
Onconase is also one of the first embryonic stem cell products to reach the final stages of testing. Doctors hope to soon be using Onconase in place of Doxorubicin, a chemotherapy drug with crippling side effects that have a serious effect on the patient’s quality of life.
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