Thionapthene carboxylic acid for treatment of hypercalcemia in patients with breast and lung cancer is "close to clinical testing stage," according to firm. MacroChem plans to seek orphan drug status for the compound. Other potential therapeutic uses of TNCA are osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, Paget's disease, hyperparathyroidism.
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