Research Programs


Cancer Immunology, Inflammation and Tolerance

CANCER IMMUNOLOGY, INFLAMMATION AND TOLERANCE

The principal goals of the program are to elucidate molecular pathways and cellular processes active in tumor microenvironments in order to develop, characterize, and apply immunological approaches to prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring of premalignant and malignant diseases.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.