Cancer Institute A national cancer institute
designated cancer center

Major Areas of Research

Drawing on member expertise in epidemiology, genetics, pathology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, cancer prevention, and cancer control, members conduct large case-control studies in the ethnically diverse Greater Bay Area to determine the incidence of cancer among different populations over time.

Members additionally conduct research into the lifestyle, environmental and heritable factors influencing a person's chances of developing cancer, as well as the factors influencing a person’s quality of care and survival following diagnosis. Special emphasis is placed on understanding racial, ethnic, and cultural disparities in cancer etiology, care, and survival, with the goal of addressing the unequal burden of cancer in diverse communities.

Key areas of research include:

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