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To develop a new therapeutic method targeting AKR1C1 for urothelial carcinoma micrometastasis

Funder: Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Funding period
JPY 2.5 M
USD 22 K
Funding amount
The effect of increasing bladder cancer cell cisplatin sensitivity and suppressing cell invasion capacity was observed in fenamic acid type nonsteroidal anti - inflammatory drugs such as flufenamic acid and mefenamic acid which have AKR1C1 inhibitory effect. In the study using clinical specimens, AKR1C1 was significantly increased in urothelial carcinoma metastatic site compared with primary site, and the effect of suppressing metastasis by the AKR1C1 inhibitor and enhancing the anticancer drug therapeutic effect on the metastatic lesion was expected. Currently, it is under observation that cisplatin and fenamic acid are administered to mice, and the application amount of fenamic acid is being studied.
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    1112 Oncology and Carcinogenesis

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    Urologic Diseases




    5.1 Pharmaceuticals

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    Clinical Medicine and Science