The goals of our groundbreaking translational research programs are to bring laboratory discoveries to patients in the clinic.

Much of the research that has been performed in our laboratories, now under the leadership of Dr. Jason Chesney is reaching clinical trials in humans, where new cancer drugs and diagnostics are being tested.

Our research focus includes:

  • Identifying, developing, and rigorously evaluating new tools for the treatment and detection of cancer by expanding research in experimental therapeutics.
  • Strengthening cutting-edge research in tumor immunology, which harnesses the power of the immune system to fight cancer.
  • Building a program in cancer prevention and control to identify lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors that influence cancer susceptibility and progression.
  • Introducing promising drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic procedures directly to patients through clinical trials.

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