Marina Says Initial Tox Data Shows FAP Drug to be Safe | GenomeWeb

Marina Biotech this week announced that a six-month non-human primate toxicology study of its oral familial adenomatous polyposis treatment CEQ508 has shown the drug to be safe.

FAP is an inherited, colorectal cancer syndrome characterized by the growth of colorectal polyps. Though the polyps are initially benign, they become malignant in nearly all cases in the absence of colectomy, according to the company.

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