Basic Science Laboratories

Research Programs

Cancer Immunology, Inflammation & Tolerance
Researchers in the Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance program use a range of techniques to study how the immune system influences tumorigenesis and cancer therapy. The immune system can inhibit or promote tumor progression in local tissues where pre-malignancies form.

Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health
Each member of the Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Health Program reaches out to community organizations, schools and other civic groups to promote the importance of prevention, early detection and regular screenings and particularly in addressing, can health disparities and health equity.

Molecular Oncology & Biomarkers
The overall goals of this program are to understand the fundamental cellular and molecular processes that contribute to cancer development and progression. The research interests of the program can be divided into three broad themes: Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics, and Chaperone Biology.

Tumor Signaling & Angiogenesis
The unifying theme of this program is to build translational clinical trials based on innovative and novel research projects that focus on signaling cascades leading to uncontrolled cell growth and resistance to apoptosis. The program goals are to identify dysregulated molecular signaling pathways that can be used as cancer-specific targets.