Early Detection and Treatment


Established more than three years ago, the Red and Charline McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer brings together leaders in biomedical research to focus on molecular-based approaches to cancer diagnosis and management.


The research centers in the McCombs Institute and throughout MD Anderson are generating vast amounts of data on the relationships of specific genes and gene abnormalities with the development and progression of specific cancers. This data, coupled with the expertise and analysis provided by our Division of Quantitative Sciences, is enabling identification of critical steps in the cancer development process and the development of new diagnostic tests and cancer drugs to target them.