Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Epithelial Neoplasia

The Epithelial Neoplasia group studies the control of epithelial cell growth and differentiation with a focus on basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas, malignant melanoma and prostate carcinoma. This research is carried out through the following working groups:

Skin Cancer

Striking approximately half of all Americans who live to age 65, skin cancer is today the most common cancer in the United States. Investigators are working to stem this epidemic by studying epithelial cell growth and differentiation and how aberrations in these processes can lead to skin malignancies such as basal cell and squamous cell carcinomas and malignant melanoma.

Steven Artandi, MD

Howard Chang, PhD

Paul Khavari, MD, PhD

Peter Marinkovich, MD

Tony Oro, MD, PhD

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men after skin cancer: 40 percent of men over 50 will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their life. The Prostate Cancer group investigates all aspects of the pathogenesis of the disease, including factors that regulate normal and abnormal cell growth in the prostate and inhibit the proliferation of prostate cancer cells.

David Feldman, MD

Donna Peehl, PhD

Zijie Sun, PhD


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