Taking aim at cancer
“Our Cancer Center is committed to performing impactful translational multi-disciplinary research that addresses unmet clinical needs relevant to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.”
– Ze'ev Ronai, Ph.D., Center Director
Tumor Initiation and Maintenance Program
Understanding the cells that give rise to tumors and the signals allowing them to expand uncontrollably will help us learn how to defeat cancer.
Cancer, Molecules and Structures Program
Insights into the complex system of networks and mechanisms that tumors use to survive and proliferate will lead us to tumor-specific, less toxic therapies.
BI1071, a Novel Nur77 Modulator, Induces Apoptosis of Cancer Cells by Activating the Nur77-Bcl-2 Apoptotic Pathway.
Chen X, Cao X, Tu X, Alitongbieke G, Xia Z, Li X, Chen Z, Yin M, Xu D, Guo S, Li Z, Chen L, Zhang X, Xu D, Gao M, Liu J, Zeng Z, Zhou H, Su Y, Zhang XK
Mol Cancer Ther 2019 May ;18(5):886-899
The histone chaperone HIRA promotes the induction of host innate immune defences in response to HSV-1 infection.
McFarlane S, Orr A, Roberts APE, Conn KL, Iliev V, Loney C, da Silva Filipe A, Smollett K, Gu Q, Robertson N, Adams PD, Rai TS, Boutell C
PLoS Pathog 2019 Mar ;15(3):e1007667
Fujita Y, Tinoco R, Li Y, Senft D, Ronai ZA
Trends Mol Med 2019 May ;25(5):428-443
Benitez JA, Finlay D, Castanza A, Parisian AD, Ma J, Longobardi C, Campos A, Vadla R, Izurieta A, Scerra G, Koga T, Long T, Chavez L, Mesirov JP, Vuori K, Furnari F
Neuro Oncol 2021 Jan 11 ;
Serine-threonine kinase TAO3-mediated trafficking of endosomes containing the invadopodia scaffold TKS5α promotes cancer invasion and tumor growth.
Iizuka S, Quintavalle M, Navarro JC, Gribbin KP, Ardecky RJ, Abelman MM, Ma CT, Sergienko E, Zeng FY, Pass I, Thomas GV, McWeeney SK, Hassig CA, Pinkerton AB, Courtneidge SA
Cancer Res 2021 Jan 7 ;
Pathria G, Ronai ZA
Cell Metab 2021 Jan 5 ;33(1):9-20
Development of an orally-administrable tumor vasculature-targeting therapeutic using annexin A1-binding D-peptides.
Nonaka M, Mabashi-Asazuma H, Jarvis DL, Yamasaki K, Akama TO, Nagaoka M, Sasai T, Kimura-Takagi I, Suwa Y, Yaegashi T, Huang CT, Nishizawa-Harada C, Fukuda MN
PLoS One 2021 ;16(1):e0241157
Kasashima H, Duran A, Cid-Diaz T, Kudo Y, Diaz-Meco MT, Moscat J
STAR Protoc 2020 Dec 18 ;1(3):100185