Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

Document and Entity Information (USD $)
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2011
Mar. 07, 2012
Document and Entity Information    
Entity Registrant Name Cactus Ventures, Inc.  
Document Type 10-K  
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2011  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001388320  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   11,155,008
Entity Public Float   $ 0
Entity Filer Category Smaller Reporting Company  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer No  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2011  
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY