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Using Nanotechnology to Target Aggressive Cancers
Background: Nanotechnology is emerging as a promising tool to target cancer cells. Gold nanoparticles (GNPs) are preferentially taken up by cancer cells when injected into the blood stream and their safety has been demonstrated in human clinical trials. WSU researchers have designed a unique nanoparticle conjugate that combines a GNP with a small m...
Published: 8/15/2017   |   Inventor(s): Malathy Shekhar, Guangzhao Mao, Yanhua Zhang
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Category(s): Life Science, Oncology, Small molecule, Receptors/targets, Nano-based, Drug Delivery, Therapeutics, Diseases
An in vivo QQ-systemic protein delivery technology and applications
BackgroundThis invention contains a new composition of our researchers’ previously patented QQ-protein delivery technology and the in vivo applications of this protein delivery technology via systemic administered proteins for cancer diagnosis and therapy. Many proteins and peptides are used as highly specific and effective therapeutic agent...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jianjun Wang, Qianqian Li, Quan Jiang, Feng Jiang, Michael Chopp
Keywords(s): Cancer Therapies, Drug Delivery
Category(s): Diagnostics, Drug Delivery, Life Science, Oncology, Research tools, Therapeutics
A protein-induced In situ cell-conversion technology and applications
BackgroundCell reprogramming and trans-differentiation are techniques that convert somatic cells of individuals into either stem cells, including embryonic and adult stem cells (reprogramming) or the other type of somatic cells (trans-differentiation). These techniques are usually performed in the cell culture settings using viral gene delivery an...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Jianjun Wang, Qianqian Li, Feng Jiang, Michael Chopp, Guojun Wu
Keywords(s): Cancer Therapies, Drug Delivery
Category(s): Drug Delivery, Life Science, Research tools
Inhibitors of the ubiquitin E3 ligase BCA2 as anti-cancer therapeutic agents
Background:Breast cancer associated protein 2 (BCA2) is a ubiquitin E3 ligase found in invasive breast cancer. Studies have shown that by decreasing its activity, breast cancer cell growth and invasiveness are diminished. Targeting this ligase and inhibiting its activity could play a role in treatment of breast cancer. A molecular approach to in...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Angelika Burger, Andrew Westwell
Keywords(s): Analog or Analogue, Breast Cancer, Cancer, Disease, Drug Target, Enzyme
Category(s): Diseases, Oncology, Therapeutics, Life Science, Research tools
Anti-Cancer Activity of a 2,5-Substituted Pyrimidine
This technology is a novel class of compounds that induce apoptosis in cancerous cells. BackgroundARR molecules (adamantyl-substituted retinoid-related) are a unique class of compounds which have been found to induce apoptosis, or cell death, in a large number of tumor types. SHP plays a role in cellular proliferation. Molecules that Interfere wi...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Joseph Fontana, Ramzi Mohammad, Lulu Farhana, Amro Aboukameel, Marcia Dawson, Zebin Xia
Keywords(s): Analog or Analogue, Anti-cancer
Category(s): Life Science, Oncology, Therapeutics, Diseases
Novel Anti-Cancer Therapeutic Strategy to Overcome Cancer Resistance and to Enable Tailoring Treatment
This technology is a gene therapy construct based on modified programmed-cell-death genes involved in intracellular apoptosis. Bypassing the main treatment-resistant mechanisms of cancer offers a new direction, away from broad-spectrum treatments, towards individualized therapies for cancer treatment that carry fewer side-effects. Background &...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Karli Rosner
Keywords(s): Anti-cancer, Cancer, Disease, Gene, Melanoma, Target, Therapeutics
Category(s): Life Science, Therapeutics, Diseases, Oncology, Biologicals, Genes
SH80 Combinations
BackgroundSH35/SH80 evolved from an effort to improve upon the anti-tumor activity of XK469. XK469 is a compound, currently in Phase 1 clinical trials. The clinical trials include patients with bladder, breast, colorectal, esophageal, head and neck, kidney, liver, lung, mesothelioma, pancreas and sarcoma cancers. Moving a chlorine atom from one ...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Lisa Polin
Keywords(s): Anti-cancer, Compound
Category(s): Life Science, Oncology, Therapeutics
ERK-Mediated Grb7 Phosphorylation: A Biomarker and Potential Therapeutic Target in Her2/Grb7 Amplified Cancers
This invention is a new bio-marker for breast and other cancers that have Her2 and Grb7 gene amplifications, thus providing a therapeutic intervention in Her2/Grb7 amplified cancers.Background40% of breast cancers, as well as several other cancer types, display increased activation of tyrosine kinases from the ErbB family, with Her2 found amplified...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Guri Tzivion, Deborah Leicht, Alexander Kaplun, Stephen Ethier
Keywords(s): Biomarker, Biotechnology, Cancer, Cancer Therapies, Therapeutics
Category(s): Diagnostic, Life Science, Oncology
Modified Ectodomain of Human EGFR as a Potential Anticancer Agent
Development of a protein that attenuates EGFR and/or EGFR family members and is comprised of a modified EGFR ectodomain. The protein inhibits signaling via the EGFR and/or EGFR family members. The protein includes a portion of the EGFR (or EGFR family member) and the "U" region epitope of EGFR related protein (ERRP), wherein the portion o...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Adhip Majumdar, Arun Rishi, Yingjie Yu
Keywords(s): Breast Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Therapies, Disease, Drug Target, Protein, Therapeutics
Category(s): Life Science, Biologicals, Diseases, Oncology
Activated T Cells and Activated T Cells Armed with BiSpecific Antibodies Directed at Cancer Antigens are Poor Responders to Alloantigens May Help Engraftment and Improve Anti-Tumor Effects
BackgroundThe treatment of hematologic malignancies with allogeneic stem cell transplant is limited by the numbers of allogeneic donors. Umbilical cord blood stem transplants have been an important alternative source of hematopoietic stem cells. However, failure or delayed engraftment remains the critical barrier to the success of the transplants...
Published: 8/3/2017   |   Inventor(s): Lawrence Lum
Keywords(s): Anti-cancer
Category(s): Life Science, Therapeutics, Diseases, Infectious disease
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