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Drug Discovery in Cancer Epigenetics

  • ID: 3504089
  • Book
  • February 2016
  • Elsevier Science and Technology

Drug Discovery in Cancer Epigenetics is a practical resource for scientists involved in the discovery, testing, and development of epigenetic cancer drugs. Epigenetic modifications can have significant implications for translational science as biomarkers for diagnosis, prognosis or therapy prediction. Most importantly, epigenetic modifications are reversible and epigenetic players are found mutated in different cancers; therefore, they provide attractive therapeutic targets. There has been great interest in developing and testing epigenetic drugs, which inhibit DNA methyltransferases, histone modifying enzymes or chromatin reader proteins. The first few drugs are already FDA approved and have made their way into clinical settings. This book provides a comprehensive summary of the epigenetic drugs currently available and aims to increase awareness in this area to foster more rapid translation of epigenetic drugs into the clinic.

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Preface
I. Introduction
1: Basic Epigenetic Mechanisms and Phenomena
2: Cancer Epigenetics
II. Methods and Tools for Epigenetic Drug Development
3: Drug Discovery Methods
4: Preclinical Cancer Models with the Potential to Predict Clinical Response
5: Discovery of Biomarkers for Drug Development
6: Networks and Consortia for Epigenetic Drug Discovery
III. Classes of Epigenetic Drugs
7: DNA Methyltransferase Inhibitors
8: Small Molecule Inhibitors of Histone Deacetylases and Acetyltransferases as Potential Therapeutics in Oncology
9: Targeting histone methylation. The development of selective methyltransferase and demethylase inhibitors
10: Bromodomains as Anti-Cancer Targets
11: Epigenetic Readers Interpreting the Lysine Methylome
Biological Roles and Drug Discovery
12: Non coding RNAs: Clinical and Therapeutic Applications
IV. Clinical Implications of Epigenetic Therapy
13: Clinical Applications of Epigenetic Drugs
14: Efficacy of Combined Epigenetic Therapies
15: Predicting and Monitoring Responses to Epigenetic Drugs
16: Episensitization: A New Word for A New Concept
17: The Emerging Potential for Epigenetic Therapeutics in Non-Cancer Disorders
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Gerda Egger Associate Professor of Epigenetics, Clinical Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna.

Dr. Gerda Egger is an Associate Professor of Epigenetics at the Clinical Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Vienna.
Paola Arimondo Director of the Unité de Service et de Recherche, Pierre Fabre Recherche et Developpement, Castres, France.

Dr. Paola Barbara Arimondo is the Director of the Unité de Service et de Recherche (USR n°3388) entitled "Epigenetic Targeting of Cancer -ETaC-" which brings together basic and applied research - a joint laboratory of the Institut de Recherche Pierre Fabre (IRPF) and the CNRS. She is extremely experienced in researching regulatory pharmaceuticals and cancer epigenetics.
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