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Cancer reversion with oocyte extracts is mediated by cell cycle arrest and induction of tumour dormancy (2018)
Journal Article
Saad, N., Alberio, R., Johnson, A. D., Emes, R. D., Giles, T. C., Clarke, P., …Allegrucci, C. (2018). Cancer reversion with oocyte extracts is mediated by cell cycle arrest and induction of tumour dormancy. Oncotarget, 9(22), doi:10.18632/oncotarget.24664

Inducing stable control of tumour growth by tumour reversion is an alternative approach to cancer treatment when eradication of the disease cannot be achieved. The process requires re-establishment of normal control mechanisms that are lost in canc... Read More

Water-soluble substituted chitosan derivatives as technology platform for inhalation delivery of siRNA (2018)
Journal Article
Capel, V., Vllasaliu, D., Watts, P., Clarke, P. A., Luxton, D., Grabowska, A. M., …Stolnik, S. (in press). Water-soluble substituted chitosan derivatives as technology platform for inhalation delivery of siRNA. Drug Delivery, 25(1), doi:10.1080/10717544.2018.1440668. ISSN 1071-7544

Despite research efforts full potential of siRNA-based therapeutics has not yet been fully realized due to a need for suitable, effective delivery formulations. Here, we examine a potential of a new class of water-soluble chitosans as siRNA platform... Read More

Individual patient oesophageal cancer 3D models for tailored treatment (2016)
Journal Article
Saunders, J. H., Onion, D., Collier, P., Dorrington, M. S., Argent, R. H., Clarke, P. A., …Grabowska, A. M. (2016). Individual patient oesophageal cancer 3D models for tailored treatment. Oncotarget, doi:10.18632/oncotarget.12500. ISSN 1949-2553

Background: A model to predict chemotherapy response would provide a marked clinical benefit, enabling tailored treatment of oesophageal cancer, where less than half of patients respond to the routinely administered chemotherapy. Methods: Cancer cel... Read More

The influence of nanotexturing of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) films upon human ovarian cancer cell attachment (2016)
Journal Article
Yaşayan, G., Xue, X., Collier, P., Clarke, P., Alexander, M. R., & Marlow, M. (2016). The influence of nanotexturing of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) films upon human ovarian cancer cell attachment. Nanotechnology, 27(25), doi:10.1088/0957-4484/27/25/255102. ISSN 0957-4484

In this study, we have produced nanotextured poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) films by using polystyrene (PS) particles as a template to make a polydimethylsiloxane mould against which PLGA is solvent cast. Biocompatible, biodegradable and nanote... Read More

Monoclonal antibodies targeting LecLex-related glycans with potent antitumor activity (2015)
Journal Article
Chua, J., Vankemmelbeke, M., McIntosh, R. S., Clarke, P. A., Moss, R., Parsons, T., …Durrant, L. (2015). Monoclonal antibodies targeting LecLex-related glycans with potent antitumor activity. Clinical Cancer Research, 21(13), 2963–2974. doi:10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-14-3030

Purpose: To produce antitumor monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) targeting glycans as they are aberrantly expressed in tumors and are coaccessory molecules for key survival pathways. Experimental Design: Two mAbs (FG88.2 and FG88.7) recognizing novel tu... Read More