Understanding the biology, genetics and biochemistry of breast cancer, and applying this knowledge towards diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies.
Leader: Dawn Hershman, MD, MS
The Breast Cancer Program fosters interactions among basic, clinical, and population scientists who study and treat breast cancer and its effects. The program aims to stimulate translation of basic research discoveries into clinical advances in patient care. In addition, the interactions flow in the reverse direction with clinicians providing new research questions for the basic scientists that are relevant to the disease.