Criteria for drug design

Criteria required for drug design for colorectal cancer prevention

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A pdf version of this exercise is available here.

  1. What fundamental characteristic are we looking for in order to create a drug to prevent colorectal cancer?
  2. Thinking about the digestive system, and the different chemical environments that a drug will experience before it gets to the large intestine, what sort of things are important for the chemistry of the drug?
  3. What other factors do you think are important when searching for a new drug, to be able to get the drug into clinical testing quite quickly?