Advanced Cancer Therapeutics said today that it has exclusively licensed the rights to develop and commercialize small-molecule inhibitors of choline kinase as cancer therapeutics from the University of Louisville's James Graham Brown Cancer Center.

The agreement is the fifth licensing deal, and fourth in the area of cancer therapeutics, inked between U of L and ACT since the company was founded in 2007 by local venture capitalists and U of L's tech-transfer office to serve as a commercialization "pipeline" for anti-cancer compounds discovered at the school.

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