Can-Fite to Present the Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fibrogenic Effects of Namodenoson in NAFLD/NASH Pre-clinical Studies at the 2018 International Liver Congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL)

Published: Apr 09, 2018

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 cancer, liver disease and inflammatory diseases, today announced its poster presentation of the anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrogenic effects of Namodenosen in NAFLD/NASH animal model data at the 53rd Annual International Liver Congress of the European Association for the Study of the Liver (EASL) to be held on April 11-15, 2018 at the Paris Porte de Versailles in Paris, France.

"Our presentation entitled: ‘The Anti-Inflammatory and Anti-Fibrogenic Effects of Namodenoson in NAFLD/NASH Animal Models’, will highlight results of our investigation on the effects of Namodenoson and its anti-NAFLD/NASH effect in STAM-NASH and CCI4 mouse models,” said Dr. Pnina Fishman, Chief Executive Officer of Can-Fite. “We are excited that our pre-clinical data have demonstrated robust anti-inflammatory, anti-fibrogenic and anti-steatotic effects, supporting our development for this indication.”

Can-Fite’s current Phase II NAFLD/NASH study is being conducted in three Israeli sites, including Hadassah Medical Center, Jerusalem, and the Rabin Medical Center, Petach Tikva. The Company anticipates the completion of patient enrollment toward the end of 2018 and data release in the first half of 2019.

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 multibillion-dollar markets in the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease and sexual dysfunction. The Company’s lead drug candidate, Piclidenoson, is currently in a Phase III trial for rheumatoid arthritis and is expected to enter a Phase III trial for psoriasis during 2018. Can-Fite’s liver cancer drug, Namodenoson, is in Phase II trials for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of liver cancer, and 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 in preclinical studies and the Company is investigating additional compounds, targeting A3AR, for the treatment of sexual dysfunction. These drugs have an excellent safety profile with experience in over 1,000 patients in clinical studies to date. For more information please visit: www.can-fite.com.

 

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