Last updated: November 07, 2021

CTD²: Cancer Target Discovery and Development

The Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD²) Network, a functional genomics initiative, bridges the gap between genomics and development of effective therapeutics. The Network aims to understand tumor development, heterogeneity, drug resistance, and metastasis to develop optimal combinations of chemotherapy with immunotherapy.

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CTD²
October 01, 2021

Gastrointestinal stromal tumor (GIST) is commonly driven by oncogenic KIT mutations that are effectively targeted by imatinib (IM), a tyrosine kinase inhibitor (TKI). However, IM does not cure GIST, and adjuvant therapy only delays recurrence in high-risk tumors. We hypothesized that GIST...

Tang et al. (2021) STAR Protocols. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
CTD²
September 08, 2021

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) have emerged as promising yet challenging therapeutic targets. A robust bioassay is required for rapid PPI modulator discovery. Here, we present a time-resolved Förster's (fluorescence) resonance energy transfer assay protocol for PPI modulator screening in a...

Su et al. (2021). Cell Rep Metods. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
CTD²
August 23, 2021

Identifying biomarkers to predict the clinical outcomes of individual patients is a fundamental problem in clinical oncology. Multiple single-gene biomarkers have already been identified and used in clinics. However, multiple oncogenes or tumor-suppressor genes are involved during the process of...

Dai et al. (2021) Cell Rep. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
CTD²
July 27, 2021

Metastasis is a complex and poorly understood process. In pancreatic cancer, loss of the transforming growth factor (TGF)-β/BMP effector SMAD4 is correlated with changes in altered histopathological transitions, metastatic disease, and poor prognosis. In this study, we use isogenic cancer cell...

Yang et al. (2021) Bioorg Med Chem. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
CTD²
July 22, 2021

The transcription master regulator MYC plays an essential role in regulating major cellular programs and is a well-established therapeutic target in cancer. However, MYC targeting for drug discovery is challenging. New therapeutic approaches to control MYC-dependent malignancy are urgently...

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