$1.8M Supports Further Exploration of Drug Compound on Commonly Mutated Gene

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey researcher and surgical oncology Darren R. Carpizo, MD, PhD, has been awarded a $1,839,863 grant (R01-CA200800) from the National Cancer Institute to build upon research from his laboratory examining a drug compound that restores tumor suppressor function in the most commonly mutated gene in human cancer - the p53 gene. The aim is to provide the foundation for the development of a new class of anti-cancer drugs that will target p53, resulting in broad activity against all cancer types.

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Darren Carpizo Selected as HDI Scholar

Dr. Carpizo's research is focused on developing a new class of therapeutics that will target one of the most common protein mutations in human cancer.