Disease Focus: Prostate Cancer

Reprogramming Somatic Cells into iPSCs Engineered with an Anti-PSCA CAR to Develop Allogeneic Off-the-Shelf Cell Therapy to Treat Pancreatic Cancer

Research Objective Our candidate product PSCA-CAR_s15 uiNK is derived from transduction of iPSCs selected from the most ideal source and episomally reprogrammed from mature NK cells or CD34+ cells. Impact Cell Functionality and Quality; Scale up and Manufacture Major Proposed Activities Development and characterization of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) via somatic cell reprogramming of […]

Identification of stem cell surface markers as potential therapeutic targets for advanced prostate cancer

Research Objective The goal of this proposal is to identify proteins found on the surface of both human prostate stem cells and cancer cells that could be used as potential targets for treating advanced prostate cancer. Impact There is no cure for advanced prostate cancer. This combined with the success of treating other cancers by […]

Next generation affinity-tuned CAR for prostate cancer

Translational Candidate A next generation cell therapy product that targets prostate cancer cells Area of Impact Prostate cancer Mechanism of Action The therapeutic candidate when expressed on the surface of immune cells allow them to binds to a protein that is overexpressed on the prostate cancer cells and kills them. Unmet Medical Need Prostate cancer […]

Late-Stage Preclinical Study of CAR-T Memory Stem Cells Targeting PSMA (P-PSMA-101) for the Treatment of Castrate-Resistant Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Therapeutic Candidate or Device Genetically engineered, Centyrin-based, CAR- or CARTyrin-T memory stem cells Indication Castrate-resistant metastatic prostate cancer Therapeutic Mechanism The Centyrin-based chimeric antigen receptor (CARTyrin) cells are cells that are removed from a patient's body and genetically engineered to express a receptor that binds to PSMA that is selectively found on prostate cancer cells, […]

Clinical Development of an N-cadherin Antibody to Target Cancer Stem Cells

Metastatic disease and the castration resistance remain tremendous challenges in the treatment of prostate cancer. New targeted treatments, such as the ant-testosterone medication enzalutamide, have improved the survival of men with advanced disease, but a majority develops treatment resistance. The field of cancer stem cells hypothesizes that treatment resistance emerges because stem cells are inherently […]

Trop2 dependent and independent mechanisms of self-renewal in human cancer stem cells

Progress from our group and others has led to the identification of normal prostate tissue stem cells and the definition of important signaling pathways that regulate their growth and maintenance. Human cancers utilize these same pathways to promote malignancy and drive tumor progression. Our recent studies have uncovered an important regulatory molecule (Trop2) that is […]

Andrew Goldstein, UCLA – CIRM Stem Cell #SciencePitch