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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PPI maps cancer genes like MYC, STK11,RASSF1 and CDK4
February 16, 2017

As genomics advances reveal the cancer gene landscape, a daunting task is to understand how these genes contribute to dysregulated oncogenic pathways. Integration of cancer genes into networks offers opportunities to reveal protein–protein interactions (PPIs) with functional and therapeutic...

Predicted beta catenin interacting proteins.
January 24, 2017

Protein-protein interactions (PPIs) mediate the transmission and regulation of oncogenic signals that are essential to cellular proliferation and survival, and thus represent potential targets for anti-cancer therapeutic discovery. Despite their significance, there is no method to experimentally...

January 19, 2017

Mutations in the SMARCA4/BRG1 gene resulting in complete loss of its protein (BRG1) occur frequently in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) cells. Currently, no single therapeutic agent has been identified as synthetically lethal with SMARCA4/BRG1 loss. We identify AURKA activity as essential in...

Predicted cMYC interacting proteins
January 13, 2017

The c-Myc (MYC) transcription factor is a major cancer driver and a well-validated therapeutic target. However, directly targeting MYC has been challenging. Thus, identifying proteins that interact with and regulate MYC may provide alternative strategies to inhibit its oncogenic activity. Here...

Circos Plot
January 12, 2017

Recent advances in biomedical and sequencing technologies have revealed the genomic landscape of common forms of human cancer in unprecedented detail. Of the genes that drive tumorigenesis when altered, for most cancers it is believed that there exist a small number of “mountains” (genes altered...

Last updated: February 16, 2017