MOLECULAR & TRANSLATIONAL CHARACTERISATION OF IMID-MEDIATED BET-PROTEIN DEGRADATION IN MULTIPLE MYELOMA
Grant number: 1127387 | Funding period: 2017 - 2019
Thalidomide-like drugs (called IMiDs) are an essential treatment for multiple myeloma, a common incurable blood cancer. We have discovered that IMiDs destroy proteins that myeloma cells use to ‘read’ cancer-causing genes in their own DNA. We will therefore investigate how important the destruction of these ‘gene readers’ is in myeloma cells, including patient samples. This will set up future studies targeting ‘gene readers’ using IMiDs in combination with other targeted drugs in clinical trials.