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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Last updated: January 03, 2019

News & Publications

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Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia
CTD²
May 08, 2019

Large panels of comprehensively characterized human cancer models, including the Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia (CCLE), have provided a rigorous framework with which to study genetic variants, candidate targets, and small-molecule and biological therapeutics and to identify new marker-driven...

Texomer
CTD²
May 01, 2019

Profiling of both the genome and the transcriptome promises a comprehensive, functional readout of a tissue sample, yet analytical approaches are required to translate the increased data dimensionality, heterogeneity and complexity into patient benefits. We developed a statistical approach...

Tumor microenvironment
CTD²
May 01, 2019

With advances in technology and bioinformatics, we are now positioned to view and manage cancer through an evolutionary lens. This perspective is critical as our appreciation for the role of tumor heterogeneity, tumor immune compartment, and tumor microenvironment on cancer pathogenesis and...

Cancer Cell Line Encyclopedia
CTD²
May 01, 2019

Despite considerable efforts to identify cancer metabolic alterations that might unveil druggable vulnerabilities, systematic characterizations of metabolism as it relates to functional genomic features and associated dependencies remain uncommon. To further understand the metabolic diversity of...

Genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen identified BRD9 as a RT specific dependency.
CTD²
April 23, 2019

Bromodomain-containing protein 9 (BRD9) is a recently identified subunit of SWI/SNF(BAF) chromatin remodeling complexes, yet its function is poorly understood. Here, using a genome-wide CRISPR-Cas9 screen, we show that BRD9 is a specific vulnerability in pediatric malignant rhabdoid tumors (RTs...

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