Last updated: July 01, 2020

CTD²: Cancer Target Discovery and Development

The Cancer Target Discovery and Development (CTD2) Network, a functional genomics initiative, bridges the gap between cancer genomics and biology. The Network aims to understand how tumor heterogeneity leads to drug resistance in order to develop optimal combinations of chemotherapy or small molecules in combination with immunotherapy. 

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Copyright © 2021 Elsevier B.V.
CTD²
January 08, 2021

Despite considerable efforts, the mechanisms linking genomic alterations to the transcriptional identity of cancer cells remain elusive. Integrative genomic analysis, using a network-based approach, identified 407 master regulator (MR) proteins responsible for canalizing the genetics of...

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CTD²
December 15, 2020

Few therapies target the loss of tumor suppressor genes in cancer. We examine CRISPR-SpCas9 and RNA-interference loss-of-function screens to identify new therapeutic targets associated with genomic loss of tumor suppressor genes. The endosomal sorting complexes required for transport (ESCRT)...

Qiu et al. (2020) Nat Commun. CC BY 4.0
CTD²
December 11, 2020

RNA sequencing has emerged as a promising approach in cancer prognosis as sequencing data becomes more easily and affordably accessible. However, it remains challenging to build good predictive models especially when the sample size is limited and the number of features is high, which is a...

Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
CTD²
December 04, 2020

Tumor suppressor genes represent a major class of oncogenic drivers. However, direct targeting of loss-of-function tumor suppressors remains challenging. To address this gap, we explored a variant-directed chemical biology approach to reverse the lost function of tumor suppressors using SMAD4 as...

Copyright © 2020 Elsevier B.V.
CTD²
November 30, 2020

We previously identified the N-quinoline-benzenesulfonamide (NQBS) scaffold as a potent inhibitor of nuclear factor-κB (NF-κB) translocation. Now, we report the structure-activity relationship of compounds with the NQBS scaffold in models of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). We identified...

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