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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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CRISPR Cas9
CTD²
June 01, 2021

Mutations in ARID1A rank among the most common molecular aberrations in human cancer. However, oncogenic consequences of ARID1A mutation in human cells remain poorly defined due to lack of forward genetic models. Here, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated ARID1A knockout (KO) in primary TP53-/- human...

Graphical Abstract for "Single-cell protein activity analysis identifies recurrence-associated renal tumor macrophages"
CTD²
May 27, 2021

Clear cell renal carcinoma (ccRCC) is a heterogeneous disease with a variable post-surgical course. To assemble a comprehensive ccRCC tumor microenvironment (TME) atlas, we performed single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) of hematopoietic and non-hematopoietic subpopulations from tumor and tumor...

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CTD²
May 20, 2021

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...

Genomics of Gene Regulation
CTD²
May 15, 2021

Cancer, a disease of the genome, is caused by a combination of germline predisposing variants and acquired somatic mutations. A unified view of heritable and acquired genetic factors will improve our understanding of cancer occurrence and progression. Fanfani and colleagues provide new insight...

DNA methylation patterns are stable at relapse except in a minority of cases.
CTD²
May 01, 2021

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a molecularly complex disease characterized by heterogeneous tumor genetic profiles and involving numerous pathogenic mechanisms and pathways. Integration of molecular data types across multiple patient cohorts may advance current genetic approaches for improved...

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