Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis

The Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis research program investigates the mechanisms of carcinogenesis induced by viruses, chemicals and environmental/dietary agents through basic research.

Novel carcinogenic mechanisms identified by the program are applied toward the prevention and treatment of human cancers in collaboration with the Population Health and Cancer Control research program and the Experimental Therapeutics research program. Program members use shared resources to engage in intra-programmatic, inter-programmatic and inter-institutional bi-translational research activities.

Focuses

The Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis research program, tailored to our catchment area, focuses on:

  • Examining the mechanisms of oncogenic viral infections, replication, structural assembly and maturation and pathogenesis in carcinogenesis
  • Elucidation of the molecular mechanisms of environmental carcinogenesis and the impact of gene-environment interactions on cancer susceptibility
  • Identification of immunological mechanisms that modulate the multi-step carcinogenesis process

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Penn State Cancer Institute members who are part of the Mechanisms of Carcinogenesis research program are listed here.
Katherine Aird, PhD Katherine Aird, PhD View Researcher Profile
Shantu Amin, PhD Shantu Amin, PhD View Researcher Profile
Stephen Benkovic Stephen Benkovic View Researcher Profile
David D. Boehr, PhD David D. Boehr, PhD View Researcher Profile
Milena Bogunovic, MD, PhD Milena Bogunovic, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile
Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD Nicholas Buchkovich, PhD View Researcher Profile
Craig Eugene Cameron, PhD Craig Eugene Cameron, PhD View Researcher Profile
Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, PhD Margherita Teresa-Anna Cantorna, PhD View Researcher Profile
Kun-Ming Chen, PhD, MS Kun-Ming Chen, PhD, MS View Researcher Profile
Neil Christensen, MSc, PhD Neil Christensen, MSc, PhD View Researcher Profile
Rebecca Craven, MS, PhD Rebecca Craven, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Michael Creer, MD Michael Creer, MD View Researcher Profile
Ping Du, MD, MS, PhD Ping Du, MD, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Kristin Eckert, PhD Kristin Eckert, PhD View Researcher Profile
Karam El-Bayoumy, PhD Karam El-Bayoumy, PhD View Researcher Profile
Pamela Hankey Giblin, PhD Pamela Hankey Giblin, PhD View Researcher Profile
Adam Bleier Glick, PhD Adam Bleier Glick, PhD View Researcher Profile
Esther Winter Gomez, PhD Esther Winter Gomez, PhD View Researcher Profile
Krishne Gowda, PhD Krishne Gowda, PhD View Researcher Profile
Susan Hafenstein, PhD Susan Hafenstein, PhD View Researcher Profile
Edward Harhaj, PhD Edward Harhaj, PhD View Researcher Profile
Mark Hedglin Mark Hedglin View Researcher Profile
Jianming Hu, MD, MS, PhD Jianming Hu, MD, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jiafen Hu, MSc, PhD Jiafen Hu, MSc, PhD View Researcher Profile
Suming Huang, PhD, MS Suming Huang, PhD, MS View Researcher Profile
Rosalyn Irby, PhD Rosalyn Irby, PhD View Researcher Profile
Girish Soorapp Kirimanjeswara, PhD Girish Soorapp Kirimanjeswara, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jacek Krzeminski, PhD Jacek Krzeminski, PhD View Researcher Profile
Hyun Jin Kwun, PhD Hyun Jin Kwun, PhD View Researcher Profile
Yulong Li, MD, MS Yulong Li, MD, MS View Researcher Profile
Wei Li, PhD Wei Li, PhD View Researcher Profile
Nancy Lill, PhD Nancy Lill, PhD View Researcher Profile
Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD Aron Lukacher, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile
Shaun A. Mahony, PhD Shaun A. Mahony, PhD View Researcher Profile
Craig Meyers, MS, PhD Craig Meyers, MS, PhD View Researcher Profile
Katsuhiko Murakami Katsuhiko Murakami View Researcher Profile
Jeffrey Neighbors, PhD Jeffrey Neighbors, PhD View Researcher Profile
Christopher Norbury, PhD Christopher Norbury, PhD View Researcher Profile
Curtis John Omiecinski, PhD Curtis John Omiecinski, PhD View Researcher Profile
Leslie Parent, MD Leslie Parent, MD View Researcher Profile
Andrew David Patterson, PhD Andrew David Patterson, PhD View Researcher Profile
Melody Paulishak, DO Melody Paulishak, DO View Researcher Profile
Robert Paulson, PhD Robert Paulson, PhD View Researcher Profile
Gary H. Perdew, PhD Gary H. Perdew, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD Jeffrey Maurice Peters, PhD View Researcher Profile
Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, PhD Kumble Sandeep Prabhu, PhD View Researcher Profile
Benjamin Franklin Pugh, PhD Benjamin Franklin Pugh, PhD View Researcher Profile
John Richie, PhD John Richie, PhD View Researcher Profile
Jeffery Sample, PhD Jeffery Sample, PhD View Researcher Profile
Clare Sample, PhD Clare Sample, PhD View Researcher Profile
Todd Schell, PhD Todd Schell, PhD View Researcher Profile
Lisa Shantz, PhD Lisa Shantz, PhD View Researcher Profile
Scott A. Showalter Scott A. Showalter View Researcher Profile
Vladimir Spiegelman, MD, PhD Vladimir Spiegelman, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile
Thomas Spratt, PhD Thomas Spratt, PhD View Researcher Profile
Mohamed Trebak, PhD Mohamed Trebak, PhD View Researcher Profile
Yanming Wang, PhD Yanming Wang, PhD View Researcher Profile
Joshua Warrick, MD Joshua Warrick, MD View Researcher Profile
Na Xiong, PhD Na Xiong, PhD View Researcher Profile
Shengyu Yang, PhD Shengyu Yang, PhD View Researcher Profile
Gregory Yochum, PhD Gregory Yochum, PhD View Researcher Profile
Yu Zhang Yu Zhang View Researcher Profile
Hong Zheng, MD, PhD Hong Zheng, MD, PhD View Researcher Profile

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