CCS1477 is the first small molecule drug targeting twin proteins p300 and CBP. It is a small molecule, formulated as a capsule taken orally, in Phase I/II clinical trials.
p300/CBP are twin (paralogue) acetyl transferases and gene activating proteins that are known to play an important role in the progression of certain cancers.
CCS1477 is a novel drug which inhibits p300/CBP by binding to the twin proteins’ conserved bromodomain. This impacts the growth of specific types of cancer.
CellCentric’s pioneering drug is in clinical trials to evaluate its effectiveness to treat late stage prostate cancer, haematological malignancies (blood cancers) and tumours with certain molecular drivers (over-expressing AR or MYC; or with a p300 or CBP mutation). These represent major clinical unmet needs, delivering a new therapy for patients that otherwise have few alternatives.