Harnessing Nature To Beat Cancer

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.

Celgene, one of the largest US biotech companies, recently purchased a 12% equity stake in ACT for US $7.5 million as part of a larger financing with institutional and private investors.


December 20, 2015

Emerging Health Technologies Can Enhance Canada’s Prosperity

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.


May 28, 2014

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

Press Release

PolyTherics Limited (“PolyTherics”), an Abzena company that provides technologies and services to enable the development of better biopharmaceuticals, today announced a collaboration with Alpha Cancer Technologies Inc. (“ACT”), a Canadian company with a targeted drug delivery platform based on alpha fetoprotein (“AFP”). PolyTherics will produce a range of AFP drug conjugates for ACT to test using its proprietary ThioBridge™ technology.


March 11, 2014

Alpha Cancer To Test Oncology Game Changer


AFP is a carrier protein known for transporting nutrients to rapidly growing fetal cells. Only trace amounts of the protein are found following birth, but importantly, receptors for AFP show up again on cancer cells to help shuttle nutrients to rapidly growing cancer cells.


January 15, 2014

Strength From Within

Bio Business

Despite seemingly daily reports of the newest wonder drug that shrinks tumours, gene therapies or even a vaccine there really hasn’t been much progress treating the disease over the last half-century. In 1960, the mortality rate for all cancers combined in the United States was 194 deaths per 100,000 people. In 2009, the mortality rate was 174 deaths for every 100,000 persons.


July 23, 2012

Treatment Without Side Effects

National Post | Media Planet

Alpha Cancer Technologies Inc. (ACT) has created an innovative approach to the advancement of cancer care. Increasing the quality of life is one of the key advantages of a new chemotherapy delivery system that the company is advancing.