Basic research at the CU Cancer Center is led by a strong group of senior investigators with international reputations and extensive federal grant support. Our basic scientists strive to better understand the fundamental cell activity that leads to cancer. They work closely with our clinical researchers to translate laboratory findings into drugs, therapies and techniques that can be applied to people.
Our clinical researchers then enroll patients in clinical trials to test these new treatments in cancer research studies. The result of this collaboration is a host of promising new techniques to diagnose, treat and prevent cancer.
The CU Cancer Center offers cancer research facilities that are unparalleled in the Rocky Mountain region. Our 13 Shared Resources provide equipment and expertise to all consortium members that would otherwise be too expensive for cancer investigators to develop in their individual labs.
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The CU Cancer Center members are involved in six research programs including: Cancer Cell Biology, Cancer Prevention & Control, Developmental Therapeutics, Hormone Related Malignancies, Lung, Head & Neck Cancer, and Molecular Oncology.
Learn about our six collaborative research programs
SPORES or Specialized Programs of Research Excellence are a cornerstone of the National Cancer Institute's efforts to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary cancer research. Currently, the CU Cancer Center has a Lung Cancer SPORE program funded by NCI.
Discover the latest developments in lung cancer research