Last updated: March 11, 2021

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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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...

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

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...

Mohanty et al. (2021) Cell Reports Medicine. CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
CTD²
July 20, 2021

Uncoupling of mRNA expression from copy number (UECN) might be a strategy for cancer cells to a tolerate high degree of aneuploidy. To test the extent and role of UECN across cancers, we perform integrative multiomic analysis of The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) dataset, encompassing ∼5,000...

Tan et al. (2021) Genome Med. CC BY 4.0
CTD²
July 14, 2021

Background: Renal medullary carcinomas (RMCs) are rare kidney cancers that occur in adolescents and young adults of African ancestry. Although RMC is associated with the sickle cell trait and somatic loss of the tumor suppressor, SMARCB1, the ancestral origins of RMC remain...

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