WEBINAR: Lecture series Cancer Research: "Targeting DNA repair: from basic biology to clinical trials"- Prof Thomas Helleday

26/11/2020 11:00 to 26/11/2020 12:15 (Europe/Luxembourg)


Prof Thomas Helleday is Torsten and Ragnar Söderberg Professor in Translational Medicine, Strategic Professor in Chemical Biology, Department of Oncology Pathology, Karolinska Institutet, Solna, Sweden


DNA damaging agents, i.e., radio- and chemotherapy, constitute the backbone for treatment of a wide variety of cancers and may result in complete cure from the disease. Here, I will give an overview on how DNA repair can be targeted using completely novel inhibitors and more specifically how cancer cells may require a specific DNA repair pathway to mediate survival to the high load of endogenous DNA damage. DNA repair inhibitors can be exploited in treatment of mutated cancers and here, I will present our pioneering work on using PARP inhibitors to selectively kill homologous recombination defective cancers and how this has been translated into the clinic. Furthermore, I will cover how to we identify novel targets using CRISPR-Cas9 and the difficulties of that approach. Novel targets emerging from our laboratory such as MTHFD° will be discussed in detail and the strategies to advance these as anti-cancer treatments in a precision medicine approach. Finally, I will discuss the complication of targeting DNA repair proteins with many functions.



11:00 - 12:15 : webinar

Link to Webinar          

Event number: 174 239 3261

Event password: yhHbpmm6Q38

About the Lecture & Workshop series - Infection & Immunity

The LIH Lecture Series and Workshops in Infection and Immunity, supported by the FNR, are gathering internationally recognised speakers to address topics around Infection and Immunity. Lectures will be organised,  followed by workshops especially dedicated to early-stage researchers. Please find here the programme for 2020.

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