Adult Sarcoma Research Center
The Sarcoma Research Center was established in 2006 to bring together investigators from multiple MD Anderson departments committed to conducting research necessary to improve clinical care of patients with sarcoma. Renovated and dedicated laboratory research space was created to house the Sarcoma Research Laboratory, which currently includes faculty from five different departments, along with shared research support personnel, equipment and other necessary research support facilities.
Our greatest hope for developing effective new therapies lies in strong research programs. The Sarcoma Research Center has an interactive laboratory that draws on a wide variety of investigators with the single goal of discovering new cures for sarcoma. Scientists in the Sarcoma Research Center hope to learn more about the molecular and genetic causes of sarcoma progression and spread. Collaborative investigations are underway to study and develop new molecular-level diagnostic, tumor biology and therapeutic approaches for the more than 30 types of malignant sarcoma.
Knowledge gained is shared with other sarcoma physicians, scientists and health care specialists to develop these laboratory discoveries into more effective and tolerable therapies to benefit sarcoma patients everywhere.