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Epigenetic Targeted Therapy and Resistance in AT/RT

Pediatric rhabdoid tumor in the brain, atypical teratoid/rhabdoid tumor (AT/RT), is a highly malignant brain tumor that has a very poor prognosis despite aggressive treatment. The development of new, effective therapeutic approaches for AT/RT has been hindered by a lack of specific therapeutic targets. It is necessary ...

A novel CRISPR/Cas9 approach to target the EWS-FLI1 fusion ...

Ewing’s sarcoma (EWS) is a devastating pediatric cancer of bone and soft tissues where the treatments used are typically very toxic, resulting in profound morbidities. Furthermore, these intense and non-specific treatments often lead to secondary tumors later in life. Thus, a less toxic and more specific treatment is ...

Elucidating the underlying mechanisms of radio resistance at diagnosis and ...

Backgound. Radiotherapy is still the mainstay of the treatment for DIPG. If the majority of children experience an improvement of their neurological condition following irradiation, this effect is not observed in all patients and is universally only transient. Determinants of the response to radiotherapy have yet to be defined. We ...

Targeting DIPG through combining a super-activator (MCB-613) of steroid receptor ...

The objective of this application is to demonstrate that combining MCB-613, a small molecule stimulator of the oncogenic steroid receptor co-activator (SRC), with ionizing radiation would synergistically kill tumor cells of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG) in vivo and significantly prolong survival times in patient tumor-derived orthotopic (intra-brain stem) xenograft (...

Defining the molecular mechanisms of DIPG development and progression to ...

  Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPGs) are devastating pediatric brainstem tumors that lack effective treatment and are uniformly fatal. Patient studies have identified recurrent genetic lesions that drive the development of these tumors. Almost all DIPGs carry mutations in genes encoding either replication-dependent histone-H3 proteins (mostly HIST1H3B) or ...