Disease-Specific Programs

Understanding the characteristics of specific types of cancer and evaluating potential therapies.

Deputy Director: Gary Schwartz, M.D.

Although many cancers share fundamental features, the cancers of each organ system have unique characteristics that affect their diagnosis and treatment. The members of the disease-specific programs focus their attention on specific groups of diseases. Each program combines fundamental research activities with clinical exploration of therapies.

The Four Disease-Specific Programs At HICCC Are:

  • Breast Cancer 
    Understanding the biology, genetics and biochemistry of breast cancer, and applying this knowledge towards diagnostic, therapeutic and preventive strategies.
  • Lymphoid Development & Malignancy Studying the unique biology of B and T cells to elucidate the pathogenesis and improve the treatment of lymphoid leukemia and lymphoma.
  • Prostate Cancer Enhancing our knowledge of the pathogenesis of prostate cancer and translating it into novel diagnostic methods and therapeutic strategies.
  • Neuro-oncology Translating findings in cancer biology into new therapies for patients with primary brain tumors.