It’s Both a Floor Wax AND a Dessert Topping

Feb 15, 2024

So said zany spokesman, Chevy Chase, in an equally zany Saturday Night Live (SNL) skit from the 1970s about an edible floor wax product called Shimmer, shown above, which he uses to reconcile a disputatious married couple, by spraying it on Gilda Radner’s floor mop and Dan Akroyd’s butterscotch pudding.

So also said a notable and quotable cancer researcher, to hilarious effect, for those who understood the SNL reference, about the small molecule, RRx-001 (nibrozetone), because it potentially performs double duty as a protector of normal tissues AND sensitizer of tumors.

The EpicentRx team spoke to the extremely charismatic, accomplished, and knowledgeable researcher over Zoom about the potential for a collaboration with him.

A treatment like RRx-001 (nibrozetone), which could possibly minimize the toxicity of several anticancer agents and maximize their activity is highly sought after in oncology, and this versatility got the researcher very excited.

Of course it did, because, who knows, on top of everything else, RRx-001 (nibrozetone) could also conceivably find use as a floor cleaner AND a pudding topper.

Let’s put it on the to-try list.

Haha. Totes just kidding.

Sort of.