Cancer Drug Discovery and Development

Targeting the DNA Damage Response for Anti-Cancer Therapy

Editors: Pollard, John, Curtin, Nicola (Eds.)

  • Reviews the basic science of the DDR, its role in tumorigenesis, in dictating response to DNA damaging drugs and the emerging crop of clinical agents that target the DDR for potential anti-cancer benefit
  • It features chapters from world leaders in the field of DNA Damage Response and covers topics that are of great interest to a broad range of academic, industrial and clinical researchers
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Over the past decade a complex role for DNA damage response (DDR) in tumorigenesis has emerged. A proficient DDR has been shown to be a primary cause for cellular resistance to the very many DNA damaging drugs, and IR, that are widely used as standard-of-care across multiple cancer types. It has also been shown that defects in this network, predominantly within the ATM mediated signaling pathway, are commonly observed in cancers and may be a primary event during tumorigenesis. Such defects may promote a genomically unstable environment, facilitating the persistence of mutations, any of which may provide a growth or survival advantage to the developing tumor. In addition, these somatic defects provide opportunities to exploit a reliance on remaining repair pathways for survival, a process which has been termed synthetic lethality. As a result of all these observations there has been a great interest in targeting the DDR to provide anti-cancer agents that may have benefit as monotherapy in cancers with high background DNA damage levels or as a means to increase the efficacy of DNA damaging drugs and IR.

In this book we will review a series of important topics that are of great interest to a broad range of academic, industrial and clinical researchers, including  the basic science of the DDR, its role in tumorigenesis and in dictating response to DNA damaging drugs and IR. Additionally, we will focus on the several proteins that have been targeted in attempts to provide drug candidates, each of which appear to have quite distinct profiles and could represent very different opportunities to provide patient benefit.

About the authors

John Pollard is Vice President, Principal Research Fellow and Head of Biological Sciences at Vertex Pharmaceuticals’ UK research site. John joined Vertex in 1999 following a PhD at Southampton University and Postdoctoral positions at St. Andrews and Birmingham Universities in bioorganic chemistry. During his tenure at Vertex, John has led a series of oncology research and development projects across cell cycle control, survival and growth, and most recently DNA damage, which together have yielded multiple clinical candidates. John has served as global research lead for Vertex’s oncology effort and led numerous collaborations with academic groups and pharma companies.

Nicola Curtin is Professor of Experimental Cancer Therapeutics at Newcastle University, UK. After obtaining her Ph.D. in hepatocarcinogenesis from the University of Surrey she started working at Newcastle University, initially exploring novel therapies for liver cancer, then the cytotoxic mechanisms of novel antifolates and the role of nucleoside transport. Prof Curtin was a founding member of the Newcastle Anticancer Drug Discovery Initiative and contributed to the development of PARP inhibitors, including the identification of their synthetic lethality in cells lacking homologous recombination function. Her work focusses on the DNA damage response in general and she has also worked on the preclinical development of ATM, ATR and DNA-PK inhibitors for the treatment of cancer. In addition, she undertakes translational studies to identify pharmacodynamic biomarkers and those predictive of response to DDR-inhibitor therapy in cultured cells and patient material. She’s also the co-editor of PARP Inhibitors for Cancer Therapy in this series.

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eBook 166,59 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-75836-7
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Hardcover 207,99 €
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  • Due: June 3, 2018
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75834-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Targeting the DNA Damage Response for Anti-Cancer Therapy
Editors
  • John Pollard
  • Nicola Curtin
Series Title
Cancer Drug Discovery and Development
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75836-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75836-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75834-3
Series ISSN
2196-9906
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 401
Number of Illustrations and Tables
28 b/w illustrations, 52 illustrations in colour
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