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Penn State Cancer Institute Organic Synthesis Core Facility (Cancer Center)

Pennsylvania State University

United States of America

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Primary Contacts:

Arun K. Sharma

Dhimant Desai

Last Updated: 05/22/2024

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Core to advance scientific impact of Penn State Cancer Institute investigators by synthesizing and providing chemical agents that are either not commercially available or cost-prohibitive, to facilitate ongoing cancer research. Assists in efforts towards discovering novel agents for treatment and prevention of cancer. Supports activities of development and synthesis of anticancer agents, chemical carcinogens, their detoxification products, reactive species of metabolic activation and DNA adducts formed with such species. Services also include identification and synthesis of biomarkers of uptake and activation of environmental carcinogens that require deuterated, tritiated, and 14C-labeled isotopes.