- Cancer Biology
- Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
- Experimental Therapeutics
- Molecular and Cellular Oncology
- Molecular Hematology and Therapy
- Systems Biology
The goal of the Institute is to accelerate scientific discoveries by recruiting outstanding laboratory scientists and creating a collaborative environment in which our faculty have access to state-of-the-art core facilities and participate in theme- and/or disease-oriented symposia and retreats. The Institute serves as a catalyst for faculty to exchange ideas and to solve critical problems that apply to fundamental aspects of cancer biology and lead clinical aspects in treating patients.
Since its launch, the Institute has consistently grown and flourished. Through various recruitment packages affiliated with the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) and funding from the University of Texas Science and Technology Acquisition and Retention (STARs) program, all affiliated centers continue to actively recruit faculty at all levels to enrich the centers' research programs.
We aim to promote basic science research at MD Anderson to world-renowned recognition. Our investigators focus on tackling basic fundamental puzzles in cancer biology and their findings could lead to clinical aspects in treating cancer patients.
Institute investigators are also actively involved in graduate education programs at The University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) at Houston – a joint program between The University of Texas Health Science Center - Houston (UT Health) and MD Anderson Cancer Center.