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Research Programs Overview

The three research programs of Penn State Cancer Institute encompass a range of topics and disciplines. Investigators from across Penn State participate in basic, translational and clinical research in these areas.

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Next-Generation Therapies

The Next-Generation Therapies research program discovers and characterizes novel agents and pathways; translates these discoveries through innovative, preclinical proof-of-principle studies; and provides more effective cancer therapies to our patients.

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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.

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Cancer Control

The Cancer Control research program conducts research and interventions to reduce the incidence and mortality from cancer in Pennsylvania and nationally.

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