Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Research Program

Program Leaders: Chung S. Yang, PhD and Ah-Ng Tony Kong, PhD

Overall Goals:

To further our understanding of the carcinogenic process and to devise new agents and approaches for cancer prevention. 

Specific Aims:

  • To elucidate the molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis (including molecular alterations that lead to cancer formation; environmental and genetic factors that impact carcinogenesis; and cellular and molecular mechanisms that modulate cancer development and progression).
  • To study the efficacy and mechanisms of inhibition of carcinogenesis by dietary and synthetic compounds, and identify and develop biomarkers for translational studies.

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