The goal of the University of Louisville Molecular Targets COBRE Core D is to facilitate the rapid translation of novel approaches to cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment through the use of transgenic mouse models of cancer. In particular. Core D will facilitate the translational objectives of University of Louisville COBRE-related investigators by developing coordinated resources, techniques, expertise and several colonies of transgenic mice for the safety and efficacy testing of novel anti-cancer approaches. The initial goal will be to establish colonies of the transgenic mice and to develop methods for longitudinal monitoring of tumor progression or regression without the need to euthanize the animals. Once the core is established, the long-term objectives will be to provide access of transgenic mouse models of cancer to junior and senior cancer researchers at the University of Louisville, including past and present COBRE investigators, in order to facilitate the testing of novel anti-cancer compounds and strategies. The specific objectives are to: (i) Maintain, distribute and provide pre-clinical toxicity and efficacy support for transgenic mouse models of melanoma, childhood neuroblastoma, lung, breast, prostate, colon, pancreatic and hematological cancers;(ii) Provide technical support for transgenic mouse genotyping, specimen collection and processing, and PK analyses of novel anti-cancer agents;and (iii) Conduct state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging services for the detection of tumors and response to novel therapeutic agents. In summary, we propose a core facility that will procure and breed transgenic mouse models of several common cancer types and that will provide technical services to facilitate the testing of novel strategies and drugs developed at the University of Louisville.

Public Health Relevance

Core E will support pre-clinical safety and efficacy trials of novel compounds and strategies to detect, prevent and treat cancer so that our COBRE investigators can rapidly move these agents and strategies from laboratory benches into cages and then phase I trials of human subjects suffering with cancer.

Agency
National Institute of Health (NIH)
Institute
National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS)
Type
Center Core Grants (P30)
Project #
5P30GM106396-02
Application #
8687694
Study Section
Special Emphasis Panel (ZGM1)
Project Start
Project End
Budget Start
2014-07-01
Budget End
2015-06-30
Support Year
2
Fiscal Year
2014
Total Cost
Indirect Cost
Name
University of Louisville
Department
Type
DUNS #
City
Louisville
State
KY
Country
United States
Zip Code
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