The project “Novel individualized therapies in JAK/STAT driven T cell malignancies” (Acronym: JAKSTAT-Target) aims to investigate the role of the JAK-STAT pathway in mature T cell lymphomas and to identify potential drugs and drug synergies targeting this pathway.

The consortium of six research groups from Vienna (Heidi Neubauer), Helsinki (Satu Mustjoki, Tero Aittokallio), Cologne (Marco Herling) and Toronto (Patrick Gunning, Benjamin Haibe-Kains) will focus on the entities of T cell prolymphocytic leukemia (T-PLL) and T cell large granular lymphocyte leukemia (T-LGLL), both showing a high incidence of missense mutations in JAK-STAT pathway genes.

The consortium, led by Satu Mustjoki, will uncover new mechanistic insights into these rare diseases and implement machine learning algorithms to predict synergistic effects from genomic, clinical and in vitro drug sensitivity data, ultimately integrating these data into clinical trials.

For more details, please visit the JAK STAT Target Consortium website, the ERA Per Med Newsletter or the affiliated Twitter profile.

March consortium meeting in Helsinki