The goals of the Molecular and Biochemical Etiology Program (MBEP) are to investigate the underlying molecular, genetic and biochemical events involved in the initiation and progression of cancer, and to translate these into diagnostic and prognostic markers. The program is organized along three major themes:
- Genome Integrity and Cancer - Identify inherited genetic determinants and genetic changes that contribute to cancer and/or serve as diagnostic/prognostic indicators.
- Cellular Basis of Cancer - Identify cell populations in which cancers originate and define factors that regulate these cell populations.
- Hormones and Cancer - Identify how hormones are linked to the formation of cancer.
Hamid Band, M.D., Ph.D.
Kay-Uwe Wagner, Ph.D.