The mission of the Department of Cancer Biology is to build bridges and teams to drive the best ideas in basic and translational cancer biology and developmental therapeutics to achieve breakthrough advances in the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer.
The department faculty are international leaders in brain, colorectal and prostate cancers, leukemia and myeloma, as well as cancer stem cells, mechanisms of DNA damage and repair, and fundamental molecular and cellular processes that impact microbial infections and cancer. Identifying the molecular mechanisms involved in the development and progression of human cancers as well as in normal cellular regulatory processes is our goal, enabling us to achieve our long-term objective of rapidly translating research into strategies that improve patient outcomes.
The 2023 NIH Director’s Award funds projects with potential to change the trajectory of biomedical science.
The fellowship aims to nurture and develop early-career scientists.