Department of Oncological Sciences

At the Department of Oncological Sciences, we have creative investigators from a broad variety of disciplines who are focused on the genetic, biochemical, cellular, physiological, and behavioral underpinnings of cancer. Our goal is to better understand the disease in order to improve its diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. We are committed to training the next generation of scientists. We have two divisions, Cancer Biology and Cancer Prevention and Control.

Cancer Biology Research

Cancer Biology research includes investigation of signaling pathways involved in cancer, oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes, cell cycle regulation tumor invasion and metastasis, regulation of protein stability, tumor microenvironment including inflammation, angiogenesis, and lymphangiogenesis, cancer immunology, and novel cancer therapeutics and resistance mechanisms.

Cancer Prevention and Control

The Cancer Prevention and Control group includes primary and joint faculty engaged in investigations to increase understanding of the role of psychological, social, and bio behavioral factors in the prevention of cancer and in the control of adverse sequelae of cancer and its treatment. The program's efforts focus on three distinct areas: research, education, and outreach.