Research Programs at Winship

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has four full research programs, each comprised of investigators from Emory and partner institutions whose cancer research interests in a particular area are complementary and synergistic.

The four research programs include 1) Cancer Cell Biology, 2) Cancer Prevention and Control, 3) Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, and 4) Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics.

Cancer Cell Biology

The Cancer Cell Biology research program encompasses a tightly knit team of scientists grouped around the central thematic of tumor signaling in the context of inter- and intra-cellular signaling modulated by tumor microenvironment, and its ramifications for the development of prevention, prediction, biomarker and therapeutic target discovery and drug development.

Cancer Prevention and Control

The Cancer Prevention and Control research program organizes all of the cancer prevention-related research activities at Winship Cancer Institute. These activities span the cancer prevention continuum from primary to secondary to tertiary prevention at the individual, select population, and societal levels.

Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics

The overall goal of the Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics research program is to decrease human cancer mortality through obtaining a better understanding of fundamental genetic alterations occurring at the DNA and chromatin levels that are responsible for the initiation, development and progression of tumors and influence responses to therapy.

Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics

The primary mission of the Discovery and Developmental Therapeutics research program is to foster a collaborative team research environment to promote molecular target interrogation for cancer drug discovery and to facilitate translational clinical trials for effective therapeutic development.

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