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Targeting the ribosome to treat advanced prostate cancer

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posted on 02.08.2017, 23:29 by RICHARD JOSEPH REBELLO
Metastatic castrate-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains incurable, highlighting the need for new therapeutic targets. Prostate epithelium is exquisitely sensitive to MYC activity and MYC is universally overexpressed in mCRPC. One key process in cancer cells is to accelerate growth via stimulation of high levels of ribosome biogenesis through regulation of RNA polymerase I (Pol I). This thesis describes preclinical evidence that co-targeting Pol I transcriptional activity and PIM kinases is an effective means of inhibiting MYC-driven prostate cancer. We employ numerous pre-clinical models of PC which shows the efficacy of therapies that combine to target MYC-directed signaling to the ribosome.

History

Principal supervisor

Luc Furic

Additional supervisor 1

Gail Risbridger

Year of Award

2017

Department, School or Centre

Anatomy and Developmental Biology

Campus location

Australia

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

Doctorate

Faculty

Faculty of Medicine Nursing and Health Sciences

Exports

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