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Targeting STAT3 signaling in ER-positive breast cancer


Data from Dr Conole's publication

Targeting STAT3 signaling using stabilised sulforaphane (SFX-01) inhibits endocrine resistant stem-like cells in ER-positive breast cancer

Congratulations to former group member Dr Scott Lovell and current member Dr Daniel Conole on their collaborative publication to Oncogene.

Doctor Daniel Conole
Dr Daniel Conole

In collaboration with the Manchester Breast Centre/Division of Cancer at Manchester University and Evgen Pharma, this article establishes the importance of STAT3 signaling in cancer stem cell (CSC)-mediated resistance to endocrine therapy. The research also describes the potential of clinical candidate SFX-01 (a novel formulation of sulforaphane) for improving clinical outcomes in ER-positive breast cancer.

The Tate group conducted experiments that established the direct binding of a sulforaphane activity-based probe to STAT3 in clinically relevant patient-derived samples. This was an important contribution to the suite of experiments which demonstrated that sulforaphane inhibited STAT3 phosphorylation and downstream CSC activity.

We would like to thank the EPSRC for funding this research.


Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh
Department of Chemistry

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