In his lab, Jay Bradner, a researcher at Harvard and Dana Farber in Boston, works on a breakthrough approach for subverting cancer .. and he’s giving the secret away.

Why you should listen

A doctor and a chemist, Jay Bradner hunts for new approaches to solving cancer. As a research scientist and instructor in medicine at Harvard and Dana Farber Cancer Institute, he and his lab are working to subvert cancer's aggressive behavior by reprogramming the cell's fundamental identity. A molecule they're working on, JQ1, might do just that. (And he’s giving it away in order to spur faster open-source drug discovery.) If you're a researcher who'd like a sample of the JQ1 molecule, contact the Bradner Lab

Jay Bradner’s TED talks

Quotes from Jay Bradner

We know that there are perhaps 40,000 unique mutations affecting more than 10,000 genes and that there are 500 of these genes that are bonafide drivers — causes — of cancer. Yet comparatively we have about a dozen targeted medications.
Jay Bradner
TEDxBoston 2011 • 415K views Oct 2011
Inspiring, Ingenious