Combining Causal & Correlative Approaches to Discover Biomarkers of Paclitaxel Response | Oncotarget



February 19, 2024

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  • Oncotarget published this trending research perspective on February 8, 2024 in Volume 15, entitled, “Combining causal and correlative approaches to discover biomarkers of response to paclitaxel” by researchers from Universidad Panamericana School of Medicine, Mexico City, Mexico; Department of Neurological Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL; Northwestern Medicine, Malnati Brain Tumor Institute of the Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago IL; PECEM, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Mexico City, Mexico. DOI - Correspondence to - Crismita Dmello -, and Adam M. Sonabend - Abstract We recently discovered a putative paclitaxel response predictive biomarker for glioblastoma and breast cancer using the whole genome CRISPR knockout screen. The biomarker candidate was validated in two independent breast cancer patient cohorts that received taxane treatment. To further evaluate the potential application of this biomarker in the clinic for patients with glioblastoma, a prospective validation in cohorts of patients with glioblastoma is essential and will be performed as part of our ongoing phase II clinical trial (NCT04528680). The validation of novel biomarkers of susceptibility to therapy is critical to elucidate the efficacy signal of therapeutic agents. This is especially important in the context of glioblastoma, where therapeutic benefit is variable and unpredictable, leading to negative trials, yet the outcome of subset of patients has outperformed expectations. Sign up for free Altmetric alerts about this article - Subscribe for free publication alerts from Oncotarget - Keywords - cancer, glioblastoma, predictive biomarker, CRISPR screen, paclitaxel About Oncotarget Oncotarget (a primarily oncology-focused, peer-reviewed, open access journal) aims to maximize research impact through insightful peer-review; eliminate borders between specialties by linking different fields of oncology, cancer research and biomedical sciences; and foster application of basic and clinical science. To learn more about Oncotarget, please visit and connect with us: Facebook - X - Instagram - YouTube - LinkedIn - Pinterest - Reddit - Spotify - Media Contact MEDIA@IMPACTJOURNALS.COM 18009220957

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