MCW Cancer Center Research Programs

The MCW Cancer Center research efforts are focused around four programs that leverage institutional and partner investments to build on existing scientific expertise. These Research Programs were selected because of strong leadership, current and potential funding and faculty opportunities and suitability for collaboration between projects and investigators.

Cancer Biology (CB)

Discovering biological abnormalities and chemical characteristics of cancer cells -- epigenetics, carcinogenesis, signal transduction, and alternations in functions and regulations -- to develop more effective methods of preventing and treating cancer.

Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD Balaraman Kalyanaraman, PhD

Harry R. & Angeline E. Quadracci Professor in Parkinson’s Research; Chairman and Professor of Biophysics; Director, Free Radical Research Center

Carol L. Williams, PhD Carol L. Williams, PhD

Professor, Pharmacology and Toxicology

Molecular Cancer Therapeutics (MCT)

Understanding the interaction of cancer cells with their environment and the progression of cancer. Creating new innovations in early detection, imaging, and targeted screening and treatment of cancer.

Michael Dwinell, PhD Michael Dwinell, PhD

Professor, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Hematologic Malignancy & Transplantation (HMT)

Understanding how transferring cells from one person to another can kill cancer cells, and discovering new ways to reset the immune system. Improving survivorship and quality of life for cancer patients receiving blood and bone marrow transplants.

William Drobyski, MDWilliam Drobyski, MD

Professor, Medicine, Pediatrics and Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Cancer Control & Outcomes (CCO)

Focus on underserved populations and cancer disparities, survivorship, and reducing cancer incidence and rates of death across all demographic groups.

Joan Neuner, MD, MPHJoan Neuner, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Medicine

Melinda Stolley, PhDMelinda Stolley, PhD

Professor, Medicine; Associate Director of Prevention and Control, MCW Cancer Center

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