Cancer Development & Progression
The primary focus of the Cancer Development & Progression Program is laboratory-based studies of fundamental problems in cancer etiology, but always with an eye toward translating the findings into clinical solutions for cancer patients. Research in the CDP program is focused in two major thematic areas: (1) Genomic Integrity and Aging and (2) Hormones and Chronic Inflammation.
The overarching scientific objectives of the CDP Program are to:
- Integrate basic and translational research in genomic integrity, age-related cancer susceptibility, hormone actions and chronic inflammation to obtain a deeper and broader picture of cancer development and progression
- Foster transdisciplinary, synergistic and high complementary collaboration between basic and translational research within the CDP program and in the Experimental & Developmental Therapeutics and Cancer Prevention & Population Science programs and
- Translate laboratory findings into novel approaches in cancer prevention and treatment.
Rong Li, Ph.D.
Thomas Slaga, Ph.D.