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Molecular Cancer Therapeutics:
Strategies for Drug
Discovery and Development

edited by George Prendergast


Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Strategies for Drug Discovery and Development offers an up-to-date overview of the different phases of drug discovery and preclinical development of new experimental cancer principles. In tying together the diverse set of disciplines and methods involved in these pursuits, the text covers:

  • Discovery and validation of drug targets
  • Drug screening
  • Animal models
  • Preclinical testing
  • Pharmacology issues
  • Clinical concerns
  • Intellectual property issues

Directed to a broad audience of students and professionals in academia and industry, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics provides a comprehensive summary of state-of-the-art strategies for identifying drug targets and developing lead inhibitors. With its coverage of target validation, drug screening, and pharmacokinetics, it is an invaluable reference for those working in oncology as well as the broad range of disciplines concerned with drug discovery and development.

Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics: Will the Promise Be Fulfilled?
  3. Cancer Genetics and Drug Target Selection
  4. RNA Interference in Mammals: Journey to the Center of Human Disease
  5. Applications and Issues for Tissue Arrays in Target and Drug Discovery
  6. Protein Transduction Strategies for Target and Mechanism Validation
  7. Drug Screening: Assay Development Issues
  8. Gene Microarray Technologies for Cancer Drug Discovery and Development
  9. Transgenic Mouse Models of Cancer
  10. Transgenic versus Xenograft Mouse Models of Cancer: Utility and Issues
  11. Pharmacodynamic Assays in Cancer Drug Discovery: From Preclinical Validation to Clinical Trial Monitoring
  12. Pharmacokinetic and Toxicology Issues in Cancer Drug Discovery and Development
  13. Clinical Development Issues
  14. Intellectual Property and Commercialization Issues in Drug Discovery

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