Taking Aim at Cancer
Cancer, the second most common cause of death in the U.S., will account for an estimated 1.66 million newly diagnosed cases and 585,720 deaths nationwide in 2014. The SBP Cancer Center, one of only seven National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated basic research cancer centers in the country, is leading the effort to eradicate this disease. To that end, it is striving to make personalized cancer medicine a reality through its exceptional translational research.
Our scientists work within three research programs based on the hallmarks of cancer.