Patents Assigned to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Publication number: 20220298580
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for identifying Richter's transformation patients who benefit from PD-1 blockade.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicant: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Catherine Wu, Erin Parry
  • Publication number: 20220296581
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to immune adjuvants containing IAP inhibitors, including Smac mimetics. The invention further provides pharmaceutical compositions and vaccines containing an IAP inhibitor and an antigen. Methods of enhancing an immune response by administration of an IAP inhibitor, methods of treating or preventing cancer, methods of treating or preventing infections, methods of treating autoimmune disorders, and methods of potentiating cytokine or antibody production are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2022
    Publication date: September 22, 2022
    Applicants: NOVARTIS AG, DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Leigh ZAWEL, Christopher S. STRAUB, Brant G. FIRESTONE, Glenn DRANOFF, Michael DOUGAN
  • Patent number: 11447467
    Abstract: The application relates to a compound of Formula (I) which modulate the amount of STK4, a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound, and a method of treating or preventing a disease or disorder associated with the modulation of STK4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Sara Buhrlage, Kenneth C. Anderson, Teru Hideshima, Nathanael S. Gray, Xiaoxi Liu
  • Patent number: 11446309
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for treating cancer using combinations of bromodomain and extra-terminal (BET) protein inhibitors and certain chemotherapeutic drugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Michael R. McKeown, Margaret A. Shipp, Bjoern Chapuy, Kwok-kin Wong, Zhao Chen
  • Publication number: 20220290157
    Abstract: The present disclosure features methods and compositions for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The disclosed methods comprise administering to a subject having or suspected of having ALS a hematopoietic stem progenitor cell expressing at least one neuroprotective agent. The compositions disclosed comprise hematopoietic stem progenitor cells transduced to express a neuroprotective agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2022
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicants: Children's Medical Center Corporation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Alessandra BIFFI, Marco PEVIANI, Francisco J. MOLINA-ESTEVEZ
  • Publication number: 20220290209
    Abstract: Presently described are compositions and methods for performing genome-wide enrichment of DNA microsatellites (e.g., homopolymers) containing deletions and facilitating their detection via sequencing or other downstream methodologies. Additionally, disclosed herein are compositions and methods for selecting the genomic fraction containing poly-adenine/poly-thymidine homopolymer repeats and other A:T-rich sequences of low melting temperature from the genome, so that very little sequencing is required to detect the enriched homo-polymer deletions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2020
    Publication date: September 15, 2022
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerassimos Makrigiorgos
  • Publication number: 20220281931
    Abstract: The invention features methods for characterizing a cancer as sensitive or resistant to Bcl6 therapies, as well as compositions and methods for inducing the degradation or polymerization of a polypeptide of interest.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2022
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicants: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts
    Inventors: Benjamin EBERT, Mikolaj SLABICKI, Eric S. FISCHER, Hojong YOON, Jonas KOEPPEL
  • Publication number: 20220280649
    Abstract: Disclosed are bispecific compounds (degraders) that target CDK7 for degradation. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing the degraders and methods of using the compounds to treat disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2020
    Publication date: September 8, 2022
    Applicant: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Nathanael S. Gray, Guangyan Du, Tinghu Zhang, Zhixiang He, Nicholas Kwiatkowski, Jie Jiang
  • Patent number: 11421218
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods of increasing the efficiency of genome editing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignees: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Alan D'Andrea, Markus Grompe
  • Patent number: 11421032
    Abstract: The present invention is based, in part, on the discovery of monoclonal antibodies, and antigen-binding fragments thereof, that specifically bind to MICA/B ?3 domain, as well as immunoglobulins, polypeptides, nucleic acids thereof, and methods of using such antibodies for diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Lucas Ferrari de Andrade, Kai W. Wucherpfennig
  • Patent number: 11413288
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to methods for treating cancers (e.g., cancers having a BRCA1 and/or BRCA2 mutation(s)) by administering to the subject an effective amount of a ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (USP1) inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan D'Andrea, Kah Suan Lim
  • Patent number: 11414694
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides nucleic acid-based nanoswitch catenanes and methods of use. A nanoswitch catenane may include a single-stranded nucleic acid comprising a first and second terminal domain linked to each other to form a host ring by one of a first, second or third switchable bridges, wherein the first switchable bridge is formed in the presence of a reaction agent through the reaction of two cognate functional groups, each linked to a terminal domain of the single-stranded nucleic acid, wherein the second switchable bridge is formed in the presence of a biomolecule of interest through binding of the bio-molecule of interest to two cognate antibodies, each linked to a terminal domain of the single stranded nucleic acid, and wherein the third switchable bridge is a link between two cognate functional groups that breaks in the presence of a dissociation agent. A nanoswitch catenane may also include a circular nucleic acid guest ring catenated with the host ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: Children's Medical Center Corporation, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley Philip Wong, William M. Shih
  • Patent number: 11413340
    Abstract: Provided are compositions for use in methods for treating diseases associated with expression of mesothelin comprising administering a cell that expresses a chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) specific to mesothelin in combination with a PD-L1 inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: Novartis AG, The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: Jennifer Brogdon, Hwai Wen Chang, Boris Engels, Gordon James Freeman, Gerhard Johann Frey, Jennifer Marie Mataraza, Reshma Singh, Arlene Helen Sharpe
  • Patent number: 11406645
    Abstract: The present invention provides compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically compositions thereof. Compounds of Formula (I) are binders of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., bromo and extra terminal (BET) proteins). Also provided are methods, uses, and kits using the compounds and pharmaceutical compositions for inhibiting the activity (e.g., increased activity) of bromodomains and/or bromodomain-containing proteins and for treating and/or preventing in a subject diseases associated with bromodomains or bromodomain-containing proteins (e.g., proliferative diseases, cardiovascular diseases, viral infections, fibrotic diseases, metabolic diseases, endocrine diseases, and radiation poisoning). The compounds, pharmaceutical compositions, and kits are also useful for male contraception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: James E. Bradner, Jun Qi, Minoru Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20220242867
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compounds of Formula (I), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, prodrugs, and compositions thereof. The compounds described herein are used as enhancers and/or modifiers of an immune response (e.g., innate and/or adaptive immune response), and are useful in treating and/or preventing a disease, as adjuvants in a vaccine for the disease, (e.g., proliferative disease, inflammatory disease, autoimmune disease, infectious disease, or chronic disease), or as stand alone anti-infective or immune response modifying agents. Also provided in the present disclosure are pharmaceutical compositions, kits, methods, and uses including or using a compound described herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc., Children's Medical Center Corporation
    Inventors: Ofer Levy, David J. Dowling, Francesco Borriello, David A. Scott, Spencer E. Brightman, Frederic Feru
  • Publication number: 20220241425
    Abstract: Disclosed are bispecific compounds (degraders) that target EP300/CBP for degradation. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing the degraders and methods of using the compounds to treat disease.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Qi, Deyao Li, Virangika K. Wimalasena, Paul Park
  • Publication number: 20220242865
    Abstract: The present invention provides novel compounds of Formula (I), (II), or (III), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, prodrugs, and compositions thereof. Also provided are methods and kits involving the inventive compounds or compositions for treating and/or preventing proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, melanoma, multiple myeloma, breast cancer, Ewing's sarcoma, osteosarcoma, brain cancer, ovarian cancer, neuroblastoma, lung cancer, colorectal cancer), benign neoplasms, diseases associated with angiogenesis, inflammatory diseases, autoinflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases) in a subject. Treatment of a subject with a proliferative disease using a compound or composition of the invention may inhibit the aberrant activity of a kinase, such as a cyclin-dependent kinase (CDK) (e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 7, 2022
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathanael S. Gray, Tinghu Zhang, Nicholas Paul Kwiatkowski
  • Publication number: 20220242882
    Abstract: Disclosed are compounds that possess inhibitory activity against FAK. Also disclosed are pharmaceutical compositions containing the compounds and methods of using the compounds to treat cancer mediated by aberrant FAK activity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Nathanael Gray, David Scott, Brian Groendyke, Behnam Nabet, Mikaela Mohardt
  • Publication number: 20220242955
    Abstract: The present invention relates to compositions and methods for treating early T-cell precursor acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ETP T-ALL).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicants: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC., THE BRIGHAM AND WOMEN'S HOSPITAL, INC.
    Inventors: Birgit Knoechel, Jens G. Lohr, Praveen Anand, Amy Guillaumet-Adkins, Jon Aster
  • Publication number: 20220242872
    Abstract: Provided herein are compounds of Formulae (I) and (II), and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, hydrates, polymorphs, co-crystals, tautomers, stereoisomers, isotopically labeled derivatives, prodrugs, and compositions thereof. The compounds described herein bind an E3 ubiquitin ligase (e.g., Cereblon) and induce degradation of a transcription factor (e.g., IKZF1, IKZF3). Also provided are pharmaceutical compositions comprising the compounds, and methods of treating and/or preventing diseases (e.g., proliferative diseases (e.g., cancers (e.g., carcinoma); leukemia, lung cancer, breast cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, gastric cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, colorectal cancer, multiple myeloma, and acute myeloid leukemia (AML))). Further provided are methods of inducing the degradation of a transcription factor (e.g., IKZF1, IKZF3) by administering a compound or composition described herein to a subject and/or to a biological sample (e.g., cell or tissue).
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2020
    Publication date: August 4, 2022
    Applicant: DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Jun Qi, Eric S. Fischer, Paul M. Park, Chengkui Pei, Radoslaw Piotr Nowak