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Congratulations to Dr. G. R. Pettit, Chairman of ICAN's Scientific Advisory Council and Regents Professor at Arizona State University, and his esteemed scientists at the former ASU Cancer Research Institute, for the discovery of combretastatin a-1 (OXi-4503), isolated from the combretum caffrum, the South African bushwillow tree which is both a vascular targeting agent and a cytotoxic agent.

The FDA has just granted orphan drug approval to the drug (which was licensed to OXiGENE) for AML, acute myelogenous leukemia.

To make a tribute gift honoring Dr. Pettit and his team which had isolated and synthesized CA1P (OXi4503), please go to donation page and join the well-wishers.


The Operating Room of the Future – Video regarding the pathbreaking work of InSightec
based in Tirat Carmel, Israel,


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