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Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program

The Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Research Program translates advances in mechanism-based research into improved detection methods and therapies for cancer. With a primary focus on lung cancer, melanoma and leukemia/lymphoma, the program is dedicated to new discoveries in early detection and molecular oncology, and genotype-driven early phase trials for all cancer types.

RESEARCH THEMES

The Translational Research and Interventional Oncology program is dedicated to translating our understanding of the molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis and tumor progression into novel therapeutic strategies for cancer. 

Developing early phase clinical trials for therapies directed at genetic changes in tumors

Investigating why some tumors become resistant to genetically targeted therapies and developing new strategies to prevent and overcome resistance

Applying and enhancing immune strategies and cellular therapies for cancer

Developing and evaluating screening methods and biomarkers for early detection of lung cancers

Meet the Program Members

The Translational Research and Interventional Oncology Program is the largest of the cancer center's formal research programs, with more than 50 members representing a range of clinical and translational cancer research areas. The program is led by Madan Jagasia, M.B.B.S., Young Kim, M.D., Ph.D., and Christine Lovly, M.D., Ph.D.

Featured Publications

Program News

November 5, 2018

Warner’s medical informatics research recognized

Jeremy Warner, MD, is the 2018 recipient of the New Investigator Award from the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA).
October 26, 2018

Combination therapy improves small-cell lung cancer survival

Patients who received atezolizumab in addition to standard chemotherapy lived two months longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Seminars & Events

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Nov
29
“Making Precision Medicine a Reality in Oncology: What’s Next?”

29 November 2018

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Nov
30
“The Exosomes in Immune Suppression and Tumor Invasion”

30 November 2018