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Cancer Biology Researchers investigate critical molecular pathways in cancer: tyrosine kinases, the mTOR pathway, core tumor suppressor genes, GTPases, Notch, transcriptional regulators, and hormone receptors.  These are fundamental cancer-driving molecules that are at the forefront of emerging therapies for cancer of the breast, prostate, kidney, blood, brain, and beyond.

We aim to develop molecular therapeutics that counteract oncogenic cellular functions.  Areas of strength include autophagy, tumor cell metabolism, microRNA/lncRNA, apoptosis, metastasis, and cancer stem cells. Department members employ new technologies for therapy development, such as global phospho-proteomics and MS-based high throughput screening. 

Together the faculty form a team with broad expertise in molecular and cellular cancer biology.  We benefit from strong interactions with members of UC’s Hematology-Oncology Division and CCHMC’s Cancer and Blood Disease Institute (links).  In the next several years, we plan to expand this portfolio by strategic new faculty recruitment.

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Department of Cancer Biology

Vontz Center for Molecular Studies
3125 Eden Avenue
PO Box 670521
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0521

Mail Location: 0521
Phone: 513-558-5323
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