Canfosfamide is an active agent in chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer.



Intended for the treatment of various forms of cancer.


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Mechanism of action

S-transferase P1-1 (GST P1-1) is an enzyme overexpressed in many human cancer cells. High levels of GST P1-1 are associated with a poor prognosis and resistance to certain chemotherapeutics. The activation of canfosfamide occurs when GST P1-1 splits canfosfamide into two active fragments: a glutathi... Read more


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Protein binding

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Volume of distribution

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Half life

18 min

Route of elimination

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Canfosfamide-related toxicities included grade 1-2 nausea, vomiting, fatigue, transient microscopic hematuria, and anemia.

Adverse Effects


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Food Interactions

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  • Paracetamol(acetaminophen)
  • Paxil(paroxetine)
  • Pamelor(nortriptyline)
  • Panadol(acetaminophen)
  • Patanol(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Pataday(olopatadine ophthalmic)
  • Parnate(tranylcypromine)
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