Oncology


The Glucagon-Like Peptide 1 Receptor (GLP-1R), a member of Class B family of G-protein coupled receptors (GPCRs), is an effective target for the treatment of type-2 diabetes, and its incretin peptide and varied peptide mimetics are adopted drugs. Despite remarkable anti-diabetic effects, GLP-1R peptide-based agonists are limited by several disadvantages. Although considerable progress has been […]

Lead University of the Sciences Inventor Clyde M. Ofner III, Ph.D Unmet Need A major challenge in cancer chemotherapy is the selective delivery of small molecule anti-cancer agents to cancer cells. Doxorubicin (DOX) is a potent antineoplastic agent that is effective against a wide range of solid tumors and lymphomas but it is also associated […]

Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) has the highest mortality rate among all breast cancers due to shorter time to develop metastases and high recurrence rates.  The inventors have uncovered a small molecule that exhibits selectivity toward TNBC cells while sparing normal surrounding cells.