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Separating chemotherapy-related developmental neurotoxicity from cytotoxicity in monolayer and neurosphere cultures of human fetal brain cells (2016)
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Ivanov, D. P., Al-Rubai, A., Grabowska, A. M., & Pratten, M. K. (2016). Separating chemotherapy-related developmental neurotoxicity from cytotoxicity in monolayer and neurosphere cultures of human fetal brain cells. Toxicology in Vitro, 37, 88-96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tiv.2016.09.007

Chemotherapy-induced neurotoxicity can reduce the quality of life of patients by affecting their intelligence, senses and mobility. Ten percent of safety-related late-stage clinical failures are due to neurological side effects. Animal models are poo... Read More about Separating chemotherapy-related developmental neurotoxicity from cytotoxicity in monolayer and neurosphere cultures of human fetal brain cells.

Mutational signatures in esophageal adenocarcinoma define etiologically distinct subgroups with therapeutic relevance (2016)
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Secrier, M., Li, X., de Silva, N., Eldridge, M. D., Contino, G., Bornschein, J., …Grimmond, S. M. (2016). Mutational signatures in esophageal adenocarcinoma define etiologically distinct subgroups with therapeutic relevance. Nature Genetics, 48(10), https://doi.org/10.1038/ng.3659

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) has a poor outcome, and targeted therapy trials have thus far been disappointing owing to a lack of robust stratification methods. Whole-genome sequencing (WGS) analysis of 129 cases demonstrated that this is a heterog... Read More about Mutational signatures in esophageal adenocarcinoma define etiologically distinct subgroups with therapeutic relevance.

In vitro models of medulloblastoma: choosing the right tool for the job (2016)
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Ivanov, D. P., Coyle, B., Walker, D. A., & Grabowska, A. M. (2016). In vitro models of medulloblastoma: choosing the right tool for the job. Journal of Biotechnology, 236, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jbiotec.2016.07.028

The recently-defined four molecular subgroups of medulloblastoma have required updating of our understanding of in vitro models to include molecular classification and risk stratification features from clinical practice. This review seeks to build a... Read More about In vitro models of medulloblastoma: choosing the right tool for the job.

3-dimensional patient-derived lung cancer assays reveal resistance to standards-of-care promoted by stromal cells but sensitivity to histone deacetylase inhibitors (2016)
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Onion, D., Argent, R. H., Reece-Smith, A. M., Craze, M. L., Pineda, R. G., Clarke, P. A., …Grabowska, A. M. (2016). 3-dimensional patient-derived lung cancer assays reveal resistance to standards-of-care promoted by stromal cells but sensitivity to histone deacetylase inhibitors. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, 15(4), doi:10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-15-0598

There is a growing recognition that current preclinical models do not reflect the tumor microenvironment in cellular, biological, and biophysical content and this may have a profound effect on drug efficacy testing, especially in the era of molecular... Read More about 3-dimensional patient-derived lung cancer assays reveal resistance to standards-of-care promoted by stromal cells but sensitivity to histone deacetylase inhibitors.

Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates (2015)
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Grabowska, A. M., Kircheis, R., Kumari, R., Clarke, P., McKenzie, A., Hughes, J., …Alexander, C. (2015). Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates. Biomaterials Science, 3(11), https://doi.org/10.1039/C5BM00101C

Materials for delivery of oligonucleotides need to be simple to produce yet effective in vivo to be considered for clinical applications. Formulations of biomaterials based on combinations of existing demonstrated polymeric gene carriers with targete... Read More about Systemic in vivo delivery of siRNA to tumours using combination of polyethyleneimine and transferrin–polyethyleneimine conjugates.

MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers (2014)
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Jackson, B. L., Grabowska, A., & Ratan, H. L. (2014). MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers. BMC Cancer, 14(1), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2407-14-930

Background This non-systematic review article aims to summarise the progress made in understanding the functional consequences of microRNA (miRNA) dysregulation in prostate cancer development, and the identification of potential miRNA targets as ser... Read More about MicroRNA in prostate cancer: functional importance and potential as circulating biomarkers.

Camptothecin prodrug block copolymer micelles with high drug loading and target specificity (2014)
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Khan, A. R., Magnusson, J. P., Watson, S., Grabowska, A. M., Wilkinson, R. W., Alexander, C., & Pritchard, D. (2014). Camptothecin prodrug block copolymer micelles with high drug loading and target specificity. Polymer Chemistry, 5(18), 5320-5329. doi:10.1039/c4py00369a

The clinical efficacy of cytotoxic drugs in the treatment of cancer is often hampered by poor pharmacodynamics and systemic toxicity. Here, we describe the design and synthesis of a new PEG-based system for the delivery of the cytotoxic camptothecin... Read More about Camptothecin prodrug block copolymer micelles with high drug loading and target specificity.


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