In April 2016, the UF Health Cancer Center center received a highly encouraging report wherein leaders of NCI-designated cancer centers across the U.S. offered specific suggestions for shaping our research programs. Thus, following a comprehensive analysis, our center launched three reorganized research programs. Over the summer, the faculty in these programs began regular meetings to encourage collaboration and coordination of research in these areas.
Learn more about the programs, program leaders and program membership by selecting the links below.
Cancer Population Sciences (CPS)
Janice Krieger, Ph.D.
Diana Wilkie, Ph.D., R.N., FAAN
To reduce the cancer-related burden within the UFHCC catchment area by conducting person centered, family-focused, clinician engaged and population-based research to improve cancer prevention, treatment, symptom management and palliative care — with particular emphasis on those who face unique disadvantages due to race/ ethnicity, poverty, rurality, older age and poor health literacy.
Cancer Therapeutics & Host Response (CTHR)
Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D.
Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
The mission of the Cancer Therapeutics and Host Response (CTHR) program is to define mechanisms regulating host responses to tumor progression and advance novel therapeutic treatments for patients with cancer.
Mechanisms of Oncogenesis (MOO)
The mission of the Mechanisms of Oncogenesis (MOO) program is to define the molecular pathways by which normal cells transform to neoplasia in order to identify new methods of cancer prevention and treatment.