Charles Drew University of Medicine And Science - Division of Cancer Research And Training
  
Mission/Objectives

MISSION

Our mission is to design and conduct basis, clinical, applied, translational and prevention research programs directed towards reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in African-American, Hispanic-American, and other underserved community members.

 

OBJECTIVES

The Division of Cancer Research and Training in the Department of Medicine will institute a series of programs within specific components. These include: Technology Component; Cancer Education and Training Component, Translational and Clinical Component; Faculty and Staff Component; and Resources, Facilities and Support Units. Research programs in his division focus on: 1) genetics and epigenetics of breast, colorectal and prostate cancers; 2) identification of cellular and molecular markers, and novel genes for early detection, prevention and management of breast, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancers; 3) mechanisms associated with bone metastasis from breast cancer; 4) role of mismatch repair proteins and microsatellite instability in colorectal cancer in minority populations; 5) identification and characterization of normal and cancer stem cells in breast and prostate cancers that contribute to drug resistance; 6) cancer outreach and prevention studies.