News-Medical.net - "Scientists Create Cancer Model Built in the Fruit Fly Drosophila"

 – June 8, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine developed a cancer model built in the fruit fly Drosophila, then used it to create a whole new approach to the discovery of cancer treatments. The result is an investigational compound AD80 that precisely targets multiple cancer genes. "We've come up with one drug that hits multiple targets through 'rational polypharmacology,' and our approach represents a new concept we believe will have great success in suppressing tumors," said Ross L. Cagan, PhD, Professor and Associate Dean at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and senior author on the study. Learn more