SBP research on cancer
The cells shown here are dividing normally. In cancer, tumors
form when cells continue to divide unchecked.
Scientists in each of the SBP Cancer Center’s three programs – Tumor Initiation and Maintenance, Cell Death and Survival Networks, and Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis – are interested in the most fundamental questions about cancer: How do tumors arise from normal cells? What happens to cellular communication as cancer develops? How do cancer cells interact with their neighboring tissues? How do cancer cells avoid cell death? Researchers hope to apply the answers to these questions toward the development of targeted technologies that deliver anti-cancer drugs specifically to the tumor – thereby avoiding side-effects – and therapeutics to trick cancer cells into committing suicide by restoring a natural cell death mechanism.
Below are just a few examples of SBP multi-pronged approach to understanding and combating cancer at each step in the progression of the disease:
For more information
SBP does not provide clinical care for cancer or for other diseases. However, there are many organizations that do, nationwide and in California and Florida. If you are looking for a medical doctor or clinical trial, please visit
National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
American Cancer Society
American Association for Cancer Research
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Stand Up To Cancer
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