Get To Know the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
On the heels of the 2015 designation of "Comprehensive" status from the National Cancer Institute, Center Director Dr. Kent Osborne shares updates on areas of growth in the center over the last year.
He highlights global health and survivorship, both areas expanding for the Center, as well as a look toward the future.
Inside Our Research Programs
- By The Numbers
An overview of peer-reviewed funding, number of trials and program publications in the Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2016.
- Loss Spurs Genetic Testing, Early Diagnosis
Sharon Shapiro shares how her genetic information was vital to her early breast cancer diagnosis.
- Understanding How Cancer Develops
Focused on discovering new cancer genes, Dr. Ken Scott used his own sarcoma diagnosis as an opportunity to learn more about what causes cancer.
- Moving New Therapies From Labs To Clinic
Get insight into how the Cancer Cell and Gene Therapy program facilitates the rapid translation of novel cell and gene therapy protocols.
- Studying Cancer's Ever Changing Nature
Program focuses on inventing new ways to treat cancer's ability to evolve.
- Making Technology Available, Quicker and Cheaper
Faculty look to develop lower cost methods to help reduce cancer diagnosis and deaths globally.
- Empowering Survivors
New online portal helps pediatric cancer survivors connect with health care guidelines based on their cancer and treatment.
- Developing Targeted Therapies For Prostate Cancer
Focus on the role of nuclear receptors in cancer development looks to target therapies for prevention and treatment.
- Understanding Environmental Cancer Risks
Newly formed Center for Precisions Environmental Health ties genomic cancer research, computational biology and microbiome research.
- Creating Opportunities For Undergrads
Collaboration with SMART program helps create new opportunities for underrepresented undergraduate students to work on cancer research under the mentorship off a research faculty member.