00:49 , Aug 17, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Emerging Company Profile

Impact casting a wide synthetic lethality net

After laying the foundation with its PARP inhibitor, Impact plans to build a comprehensive synthetic lethality pipeline across known DNA damage repair targets and new ones outside of DDR to address a wider range of...
01:05 , Jun 28, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

Banking on biomarkers for synthetic lethality

Repare thinks its biomarker-first approach could be a key differentiator for its synthetic lethal cancer drug programs. The company is collaborating with test developers ahead of time to recruit patients poised to benefit. Losing function...
10:20 , Jun 13, 2019 |  BC Extra  |  Tools & Techniques

GSK teams up with Doudna, Weissman labs to create CRISPR genomics center

GlaxoSmithKline’s latest move to reinvigorate R&D is a collaboration with two of the biggest names in CRISPR research to develop new gene editing technologies and use them to identify drug targets. GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK; NYSE:GSK)...
03:07 , Jun 7, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Targets & Mechanisms

Following PARP, ATR axis next in line to expand synthetic lethal drug class

Promising ASCO readouts suggest targets in the ATR pathway are lining up behind PARP as the next drivers of “synthetic lethal” cancer killing. Biomarker and combination strategies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology...
02:43 , Jun 1, 2019 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

ASCO 2019 abstracts show solid tumor race heating up among bispecifics and CAR Ts

While strong progress in CAR T therapies will again feature at this year’s ASCO meeting, bispecific antibodies are having a moment -- making more inroads into solid tumors than CAR Ts and branching out via...
17:29 , Apr 22, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

STAG2 identified as target in glioblastoma and Ewing sarcoma

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Brain cancer; sarcoma Cell culture studies suggest inhibiting STAG2 could sensitize glioblastoma and Ewing sarcoma to agents that disrupt repair of DNA double-strand (dsDNA) breaks. In two human glioblastoma and one...
17:27 , Apr 22, 2019 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Therapeutics

Combining ATR inhibitors with chloroquine for PDAC

DISEASE CATEGORY: Cancer INDICATION: Pancreatic cancer Cell culture and mouse studies suggest inhibiting ATR and the autophagy inhibitor chloroquine could help treat pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Screening of protein kinase inhibitors in a human PDAC...
20:32 , Oct 31, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Distillery Techniques

Disease models

TECHNOLOGY: 3-D models Patient-derived high-grade serous cancer (HGSC) organoids could be used to help predict individual patient responses to DNA repair inhibitors in ovarian cancer. The organoids are generated by culturing solid tumor cells extracted...
00:25 , Jun 16, 2018 |  BioCentury  |  Product Development

NSCLC disrupted

This year’s ASCO made clear that PD-1 inhibitors have supplanted chemotherapy as standard of care in first-line metastatic NSCLC. The unanticipated consequence is the knock-on effects for companies with studies under way in both first-...
23:28 , Jun 7, 2018 |  BC Innovations  |  Translation in Brief

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: May 2018

New Therapeutic Targets and Biomarkers: May 2018 Select top therapeutic targets and biomarkers covered by BioCentury or added to the BCIQ database during May 2018. Therapeutic targets are defined as any protein, gene or other...