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

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Image depicting cancer resistance
July 05, 2017

Plasticity of the cell state has been proposed to drive resistance to multiple classes of cancer therapies, thereby limiting their effectiveness. A high-mesenchymal cell state observed in human tumors and cancer cell lines has been associated with resistance to multiple treatment modalities...

3D image of non-small cell lung tumor within a body
July 01, 2017

Oncogene-specific changes in cellular signaling have been widely observed in lung cancer. Here, we investigated how these alterations could affect signaling heterogeneity and suggest novel therapeutic strategies. We compared signaling changes across six human bronchial epithelial cell (HBEC)...

Protein arbor network map of MAP Kinase-3 and Myc
June 19, 2017

Mitogen-activated protein kinase kinase 3 (MKK3) is a dual threonine/tyrosine protein kinase that regulates inflammation, proliferation and apoptosis through specific phosphorylation and activation of the p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase. However, the role of MKK3 beyond p38-signaling...

Lung Cancer Cell Dividing
June 01, 2017

Metabolic reprogramming by oncogenic signals promotes cancer initiation and progression. The oncogene KRAS and tumor suppressor STK11, which encodes the kinase LKB1, regulate metabolism and are frequently mutated in non-small-cell lung cancer(NSCLC). Concurrent occurrence of oncogenic KRAS and...

May 31, 2017

BACKGROUND:
Genomic analysis of drug response can provide unique insights into therapies that can be used to match the "right drug to the right patient." However, the process of discovering such therapeutic insights using genomic data is not straightforward and represents an area of active...

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