CTD²: Cancer Target Discovery and Development

CTD2 bridges the gap between the enormous volumes of data generated by genomic characterization studies and the ability to use these data for the development of human cancer therapeutics. It specializes in computational and functional genomics approaches critical for translating next-generation sequencing data, as well as high-throughput and high content small molecule and genetic screens.

Cancer Target Discovery and Development

News & Publications

April 07, 2016

The existence of adult pancreatic progenitor cells has been debated. While some favor the concept of facultative progenitors involved in homeostasis and repair, neither a location nor markers for such cells have been defined. Using genetic lineage tracing, we show that Doublecortin-like kinase-1...

Structure of methionine
March 11, 2016

The discovery of cancer dependencies has the potential to inform therapeutic strategies and to identify putative drug targets. Integrating data from comprehensive genomic profiling of cancer cell lines and from functional characterization of cancer cell dependencies, we discovered that loss of...

ORFeome gene graph
March 04, 2016

The ORFeome Collaboration (OC) is a team of academic and commercial entities which have generated the largest collection of clones containing verified open-reading frames (ORFs) of known human genes. The clones are made available to researchers worldwide through multiple distributors. This...

Cartoon of EGFR signaling
February 25, 2016

The discovery of mutations in epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) has dramatically changed the treatment of patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. EGFR-targeted therapies show...

Colorful image of cell culture
February 22, 2016

Cancer models strive to recapitulate the incredible diversity inherent in human tumors. A key challenge in accurate tumor modeling lies in capturing the panoply of homo- and heterotypic cellular interactions within the context of a three-dimensional tissue microenvironment. To address this...

Last updated: October 21, 2015