Neuro-Oncology Major Themes

The members of the program come from one basic science department and five clinical departments. Their activities are organized around three themes:

  • Pathophysiology and molecular oncology – identifying tumor suppressors and oncogenes involved in the initiation and progression of prostate cancer, further defining molecular disease stages
  • Generation of cancer models – using laboratory models to guide preclinical searches for biomarkers of tumor progression, mechanisms of resistance, and biological endpoints
  • Experimental therapeutics – optimizing clinical trials guided by molecular determinants, and implementing decision-making tools that aid in clinical management