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


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.



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.