Can-Fite BioPharma (CANF) Announces Publication of New CF102 Data in Molecular Medicine Report

September 20, 2016 7:02 AM EDT

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Can-Fite BioPharma Ltd. (NYSE: CANF) announced the peer reviewed scientific journal Molecular Medicine Report has published an article titled, "A3 adenosine receptor agonist, CF102, protects against hepatic ischemia/reperfusion injury following partial hepatectomy." The article reports the results of preclinical studies conducted by Can-Fite, showing the Company's liver cancer drug candidate CF102 protects the liver from ischemia/reperfusion injury and regenerates liver cells following partial hepatectomy.

Liver surgery, liver transplantation, and toxic liver conditions such as non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) can lead to injury of the liver characterized by inflammatory conditions and liver cell death. The studies showed that CF102 protected the liver against ischemic reperfusion manifested by a statistically significant (p<0.05) reduction in key liver enzymes, SGOT and SGPT. In addition, in studies where partial liver hepatectomy was conducted, a 45% increase in the regeneration rate of the remaining liver was observed after CF102 treatment, compared to placebo which regenerated only by 24%.

"We have a growing body of data pointing to the powerful liver protective properties of CF102. This supports our ongoing Phase II trial of CF102 as a second line treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma. These preclinical data are also valuable in showing CF102 holds promise in the treatment of NASH and other liver diseases and injuries," stated Can-Fite CEO Dr. Pnina Fishman.

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