Research Programs

Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)

Program Leaders:

Janice Krieger, Ph.D.

Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N.

Aims:

  • Identify and modify risk factors for cancer, increase cancer screening and improve cancer communication.
  • Relieve the burden of cancer by ameliorating cancer treatment toxicities, improving cancer symptom management, palliative care and survivorship.

 

Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)

Program Leaders:

Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D.

Aims:

  • Understand tumor immunology and develop novel immunotherapies for refractory cancer.
  • Elucidate microbiome function in cancer development and therapeutics.
  • Identify and validate targeted therapeutics engaging key cancer pathways with small molecules and to test new therapies in clinical trials.

 

Mechanisms of Oncogenesis (MOO)

Program Leaders:

Rolf Renne, Ph.D. (Interim)
Daohong Zhou, M.D.

Aims:

  • Elucidate the origins, propagation and functions of neoplastic genomic and epigenomic instability.
  • Define the role of noncoding RNAs in oncogenesis.
  • Study DNA tumor viruses to elucidate the role of epigenetics and non-coding RNA in cancer.