Drug Profile


Alternative Names: 5,6-MeXAA; AS 1404; ASA 404; Dimethylxanthenone acetic acid; DMXAA; NSC-640488; R1564

Latest Information Update: 10 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre
  • Developer Antisoma; Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre; Novartis
  • Class Antineoplastics; Small molecules; Xanthones
  • Mechanism of Action Vascular disrupting agents
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Discontinued Non-small cell lung cancer; Ovarian cancer; Prostate cancer; Urogenital cancer

Most Recent Events

  • 15 Dec 2016 Biomarkers information updated
  • 11 Nov 2010 Discontinued - Phase-II for Prostate cancer in Australia (IV)
  • 11 Nov 2010 Discontinued - Phase-II for Prostate cancer in USA (IV)
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