Drug Profile


Alternative Names: Decitabine deoxyguanosine; Decitabine deoxyguanosine dinucleotide; S-110; SGI-110

Latest Information Update: 14 Feb 2017

Price : $50

At a glance

  • Originator SuperGen
  • Developer Astex Pharmaceuticals; Genentech; Groupe Francophone des Myelodysplasies; John Hopkins University
  • Class Antineoplastics; Aza compounds; Deoxyribonucleosides; Furans; Purine nucleosides; Ribonucleosides; Small molecules; Triazines
  • Mechanism of Action Antimetabolites; DNA cytosine 5 methyltransferase 1 inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

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

    Yes - Acute myeloid leukaemia
  • On Fast track

    Fast track status is assigned by the US FDA so therapies with the potential to address unmet needs can move faster through development.

  • New Molecular Entity Yes

Highest Development Phases

  • Phase III Acute myeloid leukaemia; Myelodysplastic syndromes
  • Phase II Hepatocellular carcinoma; Ovarian cancer; Solid tumours
  • Phase I/II Bladder cancer; Colorectal cancer
  • Phase I Malignant melanoma
  • Preclinical Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia

Most Recent Events

  • 10 Jan 2017 Phase-II clinical trials in Solid tumours in United Kingdom (SC) before January 2017 (Astex Pharmaceuticals pipeline, January 2017)
  • 20 Dec 2016 Astex Pharmaceuticals, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Institute of Cancer Research, United Kingdom and Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust plan the phase I HyPeR trial for Solid tumours, including Prostate cancer and Non-small cell lung cancer (Late-stage disease, Combination therapy, Second-line therapy or greater) in United Kingdom (SC) (NCT02998567)
  • 03 Dec 2016 Efficacy and adverse events data from a phase II trial in Myelodysplastic syndromes presented at 58th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Society of Haematology (ASH-Hem-2016)
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