Research & Academics

Rising stars and renowned leaders alike come to join the Georgia Cancer Center's global front-runners in science, medicine and technology.

The Georgia Cancer Center M. Bert Storey Research Building provides quality research space to promote multidisciplinary collaborations and translational research, which is essential to creating an environment that promotes innovation.

The main building houses the basic science teams with four floors of open-concept laboratory space, shared resources and special equipment, such as flow cytometry, radiation therapy research platforms and quantitative pathology imaging as well as administrative offices and meeting spaces for seminar, lectures, training sessions and community-wide forums on cancer-related topics.

The Georgia Cancer Center focuses on four elements of cancer research: Tumor Signaling & Angiogenesis, Molecular Oncology & Biomarkers, Cancer Immunology, Inflammation & Tolerance and Cancer Prevention and Control.

The Collaborator Corridor is a new addition designed to facilitate communication and collaboration between cancer researchers and clinicians, with a goal of promoting translational research in order to develop the next generation of cancer diagnostics and treatments.

Doctoral Program in

Biochemistry & Cancer Biology

Training students to be outstanding and independent scientists that effectively compete for contemporary biomedical research positions. The program is underpinned by the notion that training involves several equally important skills and focuses on academic, ethical, technical and presentation development.

The Cancer Center and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology jointly offer the Biochemistry and Cancer Biology PhD program through The Graduate School at Augusta University. The Biochemistry and Cancer Biology program has two tracks, one in Biochemistry (Dr. Darren Browning, Co-Director) and another in Cancer Biology (Dr. Bal Lokeshwar, Co-Director).

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Reducing the Burden

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education. Through unprecedented expansion, the Georgia Cancer Center is providing access to more first-in-the-nation clinical trials, world-renowned experts and life-saving options.