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Fojo A.T.,Center for Cancer Research | Parkinson D.R.,Nodality
Clinical Cancer Research | Year: 2010

We describe the development and approval of biologically targeted agents in the clinic through examples chosen from the experience with inhibitors of the epidermal growth factor (EGF) and VEGF pathways. Despite extensive biological rationale for the use of these classes of molecules, marginal clinical benefits have been observed in broad patient populations, and the agents have entered into general clinical practice.We discuss why this situation is unsatisfactory because marginal general benefit may often be at the expense of toxicity to nonbenefiting or even harmed patients. Finally, we point out that emerging technologies bring the promise of allowing the identification of patients who might potentially benefit from a therapy. However, development of this technology will not move forward without broader recognition of its need by the range of stakeholders, including patients, advocates, academic and private oncologists, drug sponsors, and those who develop drugs and diagnostic tests. ©2010 AACR.

Nodality | Date: 2014-08-04

As disclosed herein, the present invention provides for kits and a composition for diagnosis, prognosis, drug discovery, drug development, and patient stratification. The kits can comprise a plurality of binding elements for cell surface markers, and a plurality of binding elements for state-specific intracellular markers. The kits can further comprise a plurality of modulators directed for the particular cell function or signaling pathways. The kits can further include fixatives, permeabilizing agent, buffers, containers, instructions, and software for data analysis/compilation.

This invention is directed to methods and compositions for diagnosis, prognosis and for determining methods of treatment. The physiological status of cells present in a sample (e.g. clinical sample) can be used in diagnosis or prognosis of a condition (e.g. Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia), in patient selection for therapy, to monitor treatment and to modify or optimize therapeutic regimens. The physiological status of a cell can be determined by comparing the intracellular status of one or more activation elements (e.g. the phosphorylation status of a signaling molecule) in a cell (e.g. a cancer cell) to that of another cell (e.g. a normal cell). The physiological status of a cell can be further classified by adding one or more modulators (e.g. an inhibitor or activator) to the cell in question. In some embodiments, the invention is directed to methods of determining a phenotypic profile of a population of cells.

Nodality | Date: 2014-02-28

Methods and compositions are described for categorizing and treating autoimmune disease, using single cell network profiling (SCNP), where activation levels of one or more activatable elements are determined in single cells, with or without modulation, to categorize or determine treatment for the autoimmune disease.

Nodality | Date: 2015-03-24

The invention provides systems, compositions, kits and methods for automated processing of biological samples and analysis using a flow cytometer.

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