Human Stem Cell Use: Cancer Stem Cell


Developing a breast cancer stem cell drug

Research Objective To make a drug that kills breast cancer stem cells Impact Metastatic breast cancer is incurable. The goal is to make a drug leading to cures Major Proposed Activities Make a novel drug that potentially more effectively treats breast cancer with less toxicity Test the drug for efficacy and toxicity Breast cancer is […]

Reversal of dysregulated myelopoiesis in breast cancers and cancer stem cells to boost antitumor immunotherapy

Research Objective A new antiestrogen drug will be developed to stop breast cancer (BC) by direct effects on BC cells including stem cells and indirect action on specific procancer immune cells that surround the cancer. Impact Substantial numbers of patients with localized breast cancer (BC) and essentially all patients with advanced BC become resistant to […]

Development of novel small molecules against cancer stem cells in solid cancers

Research Objective To study and optimize lead compounds with multi-kinase activity against existing glioma stem cells and radiation-induced phenotype conversion of non-stem glioma cells into induced glioma stem cells. Impact Glioblastoma is a universally deadly disease. While radiotherapy prolongs survival in glioblastoma it has hit a critical barrier. The proposed study aims to improve the […]

Novel methods to eliminate cancer stem cells

Research Objective Our goal is to develop and optimize novel drugs that can attack blood cancer stem cells. These drugs interfere with a target protein, and will prevent relapse of disease. Impact By targeting blood cancer stem cells, these compounds can be used to treat and prevent recurrence of cancer in patients. In the future, […]

Targeting pancreatic cancer stem cells with DDR1 antibodies.

Research Objective A therapeutic antibody to DDR1 for targeting pancreatic cancer stem cells to overcome resistance to chemotherapy and potentiate the treatment of advanced cancer. Impact PDAC is lethal cancer that poorly responds chemotherapy to which it becomes resistant. DDR1 antagonistic Abs should improve chemotherapy responsiveness and may cause tumor regression as a monotherapy. Major […]

Targeting Critical Regulators of Cancer Stem Cells

Research Objective We will develop a small molecule inhibitor that blocks the growth of human pancreatic cancer and AML cancer stem cells in vitro and in vivo. Impact This work will lead to a new treatment for cancer stem cell driven diseases such as AML and pancreatic cancer. In addition, it will improve the prognosis […]

Targeting Cancer Stem Cells in Hematologic Malignancies

Research Objective We will develop a biotherapeutic/monoclonal antibody that blocks the growth of human AML cancer stem cells in vitro and in vivo. Impact Treatment of the cancer stem cell driven disease Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) will be impacted. AML is the most common acute leukemia in adults and current treatments are largely ineffective. Major […]

A Novel Approach to Eradicate Cancer Stem Cells

Research Objective The outcome is a therapeutic candidate ready for Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies to target a central hub of stemness pathways of cancer stem cells (CSC) maintenance and self-renewal Impact To date, the majority of metastatic cancers remain incurable, because CSCs that can grow new tumors evades current therapy. The proposed studies aim […]

A Novel Approach to Eradicate Cancer Stem Cells

Research Objective The outcome is a therapeutic candidate ready for Investigational New Drug (IND)-enabling studies to target a central hub of stemness pathways of cancer stem cells (CSC) maintenance and self-renewal Impact To date, the majority of metastatic cancers remain incurable, because CSCs that can grow new tumors evades current therapy. The proposed studies aim […]

Lgr5-mediated self-renewal in B cell selection and leukemia-initiation

Research Objective LGR5-antibody drug conjugate to target LIC in B cell tumors that undergo self-renewal Impact LIC were only defined in myeloid leukemia, while LIC populations in B cell tumors remain elusive. LICs give rise to drug-resistance and relapse and remain unsolved clinical problems in B cell tumors. Major Proposed Activities Proof of concept studies- […]

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