Working Groups

Our three research programs have organized the following working groups aligned with program-specific aims. The research program leaders work closely with the working group leaders to provide support for basic scientists and clinical investigators. The objective of these groups is to provide a platform for investigators to interact, disseminate ideas, create new collaborations and strengthen ongoing interactions, with the goal of increasing submissions of multi-P grant applications. The working groups include research program members as well as postdoctoral fellows, graduate students and research faculty from across UF.

Cancer and Aging Working Group

The mission of the Cancer and Aging Working Group is to accelerate understanding of biology, treatment and survivorship issues that face older patients with cancer, and personalize strategies to optimize outcomes.

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Cancer AI Working Group

The mission of the Cancer AI Working Group is to develop collaborative research, expertise and network capacity in artificial intelligence (AI) at the UF Health Cancer Center.

Cancer Communication & Technology Working Group

The mission of the Communication & Technology Working Group is to perform interdisciplinary research and contribute new knowledge to improving cancer prevention, management and treatment.

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Health Disparities Working Group

Transformative oncology research practices utilizing a spectrum of implementation tactics aimed toward human and social interaction research to reduce health differences.

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Lung Cancer Research Working Group

The mission of the Lung Cancer Research Working Group is to bring together basic, translational and clinical researchers to strengthen lung cancer research with the goal of reducing this major cancer burden in our catchment area and beyond.

Microbiome Working Group

The Microbiome Working Group discusses exciting news within the microbiome — such as new breakthroughs or high impact publications — while fostering collaborations.

Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Working Group

The mission of the Pediatric Cancer Immunotherapy Working Group is to promote career development of physician-scientists and develop new investigator-initiated immunotherapies while bolstering the submission/securement of pediatric immunotherapy focused program project grants and core resources within veterinary comparative oncology and bioengineering.

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Targeted Therapeutics Working Group

The mission of the UF Health Cancer Center Targeted Therapeutics Working Groups is to facilitate development of targeted therapeutic approaches to improve treatments of cancer.

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Tobacco Control Working Group

The UF Health Cancer Center Tobacco Control Working Group brings together public health, translational and clinical researchers with the common goal of investigating ways to reduce and ultimately eliminate tobacco-related morbidity and mortality.

Virology Working Group

The mission of the Virology Working Group is to strengthen the interactions between Cancer Center investigators who work in virology and other virologists.