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Discovery of Novel, Efficacious and Safe Biguanides for the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

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Award date: 
Jun 2, 2015
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Organization name: 
UNC - Chapel Hill
Principal Investigator: 
Bae-Jump, Victoria L
Grant program category: 
Research and Equipment Support
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Collaborative Funding Grant
Research Triangle

Metabolic diseases such as obesity and diabetes are associated with increased risk and worse outcomes for ovarian cancer. Novatarg has discovered novel compounds (tissue-selective activators of AMP-activated protein kinase -AMPK) that target both metabolic diseases and cancer, and will collaborate with gynecologist Dr. Bae-Jump to investigate these agents in the treatment of ovarian cancer.

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