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Cancer Programs

The Cancer Institute has three programs that help to bring together researchers from two campuses and multiple research disciplines to focus on a shared research interest in specific types of cancer or scientific inquiry.

Uniting members of these teams, often from multiple departments, sharpens the focus on solving problems more efficiently and more quickly.

Programs are:

  • Cancer Molecular Biology Program
    • Members work to develop safer and more effective cancer therapies by identifying cancer’s growth patterns and ways to obstruct it.
  • Experimental Therapeutics
    • Members seek new drugs that hinder or halt cancer growth. They work to design drugs that are more effective and less toxic.
  • Population Sciences
    • Members in this developing program are working to understand the epidemiology of cancer and the risk factors associated with it.