Targeted Chemotherapy Delivery Platform

Alpha Cancer Technologies

Alpha Cancer Technologies Inc., (ACT) is a private clinical stage biotechnology company with products under development in oncology and auto-immune disease indications. The company’s drug products use our proprietary recombinant human alpha fetoprotein (AFP) with unique immuno-oncology properties.

One of the largest US biotech companies recently purchased a 14% equity stake in ACT for US $7.5 million as part of a larger financing with institutional and private investors.


In oncology AFP can deliver chemotherapy on a targeted basis to significantly reduce the toxic effect of treatment. In autoimmune indications the company is ready to enter Phase II clinical trials in Myasthenia Gravis (MG) (Orphan Drug Designation from FDA). This will be followed by Phase II study in multiple sclerosis. AFP has been shown to be as safe as placebo in clinical trials in over 400 patients.

AFP combined with chemotherapy targets cancer cells with a very high degree of selectivity and has been shown to overcome drug resistance that many cancers develop in response to chemotherapy. This approach is highly selective for cancer cells with AFP receptors and almost all solid and liquid tumors express these receptors. AFP loaded with chemotherapy cannot enter normal cells which greatly reduces systemic toxicity.


PolyTherics and Alpha Cancer Technologies Collaborate to Produce Novel Drug Conjugates to Target Tumours


The Canadian Business Journal

Canadian pharmaceutical company Alpha Cancer Technologies Inc. is developing a way to deliver chemotherapy more effectively and with lower doses so the treatment does not cause toxicity in patients

Bio Business

Researchers are increasingly looking to the body’s immune system to beat cancer


Alpha Cancer to test oncology game changer

The National Post

Treatment without side effects

Technological Innovations In Life Sciences

The pharma company on a path to help cancer patients beat cancer and not worry about toxic side effects of chemotherapy


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Dr. I. Sherman, CEO
Phone: 416-826-6626
Fax: 416-782-3944

Richard Potts, Chairman
Phone: 416-464-2768
Fax: 416-946-1515


Alpha Cancer Technologies
MaRS Center, South Tower
200-101 College St.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5G 1L7