Combination therapy to overcome resistance
We search for new applications for existing or abandoned drugs through the use of functional genomic approaches. By using existing drugs, we limit development cost, which allows us to bring these drugs to patients at sustainable prices.
As a first proof of concept, we have identified a new indication for Qamelostat (suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid), which is currently undergoing clinical testing.
Cancer is an adaptable enemy, and a significant challenge to the development of successful targeted therapies is the "universal, but not futile" problem of resistance
Charles Sawyer, MD President of the American Association of Cancer research at the 2013 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual meeting plenary lecture
Pre clinical Proof of concept
See how resistance against a B-Raf inhibitor in B-Raf mutant colon cancer was overcome using shRNA screens