Background: Inflammation substantially contributes to the development and progression of malignancies.
cancer-related inflammation, has been proposed to promote tumor progression and serve as the seventh hallmark of
tumor. Tumor microenvironment, products of inflammatory cells influence almost every aspect of tumorigenesis and
Objective: The aim of this study was to design and evaluate drug candidates targeting cancer-related inflammation.
Method: A series of 4-hydroxy- 3-(2- (2-[2- [(substituted phenyl)methylidene]hydrazin-1- yl]-1,3- thiazol-5- yl)-1-
phenylethyl)-2H-chromen- 2-one (4a-j) were synthesized for its potential activity towards COX-2 inhibition and
anticancer activity against MCF-7 and EAC cell lines. The structures of the synthesized compounds were elucidated
using spectral data. Docking study was also performed to determine the probable binding mode of the compounds into
the active site.
Results: Compound 4b showed significant anti-inflammatory and anticancer activity.
Conclusion: According to the results, it was concluded that designing compounds targeting cancer-related
inflammation could be helpful in developing promising drug candidates for the treatment of cancer.