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Flexible heteroarotinoids (Flex-Hets). This is very much in the research stage and tests have only been conducted in the laboratory and no clinical trials have started. The NCI has awarded the Oaklahoma University a $2milion grant for it's cancer research and at least 3 clinical trials have been planned for the future.

The compound in question is know as SHetA2 which is a Synthetic Heteroarotinoid and a derivative of vitamin A.

In vivo studies demonstrated that Flex-Hets induce differentiation and inhibit tumor growth and angiogenesis without evidence of toxicity, skin irritation or teratogenicity.


The Oklahoman (KC) 01-Feb-08

  • Cancer research holds promise

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  • OU team finds cancer fighter


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