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Claims for Patent: 8,859,562

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Claims for Patent: 8,859,562

Title:Use of RNAI inhibiting PARP activity for the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of cancer
Abstract: The present invention relates to the use of an agent that inhibits the activity of an enzyme that mediates repair of a DNA strand break in the manufacture of a medicament for the treatment of diseases caused by a defect in a gene that mediates homologous recombination.
Inventor(s): Helleday; Thomas (Stockholm, SE)
Assignee: The University of Sheffield (Sheffield, GB)
Application Number:10/555,507
Patent Claims: 1. A method of treatment of cancer cells defective in homologous recombination (HR), the method comprising: identifying a human patient with a familial predisposition to gene-linked hereditary cancer, wherein said cancer comprises cancer cells defective in homologous recombination; identifying a compound which inhibits PARP-1, and administering to said human patient a therapeutically effective amount of said compound.
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