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The Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics C study section focuses on investigating the mechanisms-of-action of cancer therapies across drug classes in the treatment of human cancer. Studies focus on both cellular and in vivo activity studies, including early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity.

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Membership Panel

The membership panel is a list of chartered members only.

Topics


  • Evaluation of the mechanism of action of cancer therapeutics spanning small molecule, peptide, protein, cellular, and genetic experimental therapeutics.
  • Studies of cellular pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of cancer therapeutic agents and the impact of drug properties on anti-cancer drug function.
  • Identification and validation of combination therapies to maximize the efficacy of cancer treatments including rational combinations of conventional and targeted therapies with novel agents.
  • Mechanism of action of cancer therapeutics in vitro and/or in vivo, including expansion of animal testing to delineate breadth of anti-cancer efficacy.
  • Studies of the impact of cancer therapeutics on key oncogenic signaling processes that include early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity.

Shared Interests and Overlaps

There are shared interests with Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics (MCTA) in mechanism of action of cancer therapeutic agents. Applications that focus on the identification and functional validation of novel molecular targets and therapeutic agents may be reviewed in MCTA. Applications focused mechanism of action of established cancer therapeutics and combination studies that include early pre-clinical drug toxicity, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests with Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics (MCTB) in mechanisms of action of cancer therapeutic agents. Applications that focus on basic mechanism of action and resistance to established or repurposed cancer therapeutics may be reviewed in MCTB. Applications that focus on mechanism of action of established cancer therapeutics and their combination that include early preclinical investigations of efficacy may be reviewed in MCTC

There are shared interests with Therapeutic Immune Regulation (TIR) in combinations of targeted or conventional therapy with immunotherapy to circumvent chemo drug resistance. Applications that focus on immune mediated mechanisms of the anti-tumor response and resistance may be reviewed in TIR.  Applications that focus on the effects on the combination therapy on key oncogenic signaling processes and applications that focus on the immune-mediated response to targeted or conventional therapy may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests with Biochemical and Cellular Oncogenesis (BCO) in regulation of signal transduction mechanisms in neoplastic cells. Applications that focus on the analysis of signaling complexes and their interactions among different signaling pathways in the context of tumor biology and tumor progression may be reviewed in BCO. Applications that focus on identification of novel protein targets using therapeutic agents as tool can be assigned to BCO. Applications on the effects of therapeutic agents on signaling pathways that also include early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests with Cancer Cell Biology (CCB) in mechanisms controlling, tumor metabolism, cell death and cellular stress pathways. Applications that focus on the use therapeutic agents as tool to study these pathways tumor growth and suppression may be reviewed in CCB. Applications that focus on mechanistic studies of the effects of anti-neoplastic agents on tumor metabolism, stress and cell death that also include early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests with Gene Regulation in Cancer (GRIC) in gene regulatory mechanisms in oncology. Applications that focus on the use anti-neoplastic agents as tools to examine basic mechanisms involving gene regulation in cancer may be reviewed in GRIC. Applications that focus on mechanistic studies of the effects of established anti-neoplastic agents on gene regulation that also include early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests with Clinical Neuroimmunology and Brain Tumors (CNBT) in treatment of glioblastomas, medulloblastomas, neuroblastomas and gliomas. Applications that focus on the central nervous system consequences due to brain tumors may be reviewed in CNBT. Applications that focus on mechanisms of action of anti-neoplastic agents in brain tumors as well as early preclinical investigations of efficacy and toxicity may be reviewed in MCTC.

There are shared interests on therapeutic strategies involving combinations of cytotoxic drugs with targeting agents with Advancing Therapeutics A (ATA). Applications that focus on mechanism of action of novel therapeutic combination strategies that include efficacy studies may be reviewed in MCTC. Applications that focus on advanced animal experiments and pilot clinical trials may be reviewed in ATA.

There are shared interests in developing conventional and molecularly targeted agents with Drug Discovery and Molecular Pharmacology C (DMPC). Applications that focus on mechanism of action of these compounds at the molecular, cellular, or target tissue level are reviewed in MCTC. Applications that focus on chemical modification of existing compounds are reviewed in DMPC.