Cancer Biology

The Cancer Biology program brings together investigators studying the basic biology of cancer at the molecular, cellular and in vivo levels. Program investigators utilize biochemical, genetic and other methodologies to study and understand the mechanisms of malignant transformation, tumor progression and tumor metastasis.

The three primary areas of research in Cancer Biology program are:

  • Viral-induced oncogenesis
  • The tumor-immune response
  • The tumor microenvironment

Discoveries made by Cancer Biology program investigators are used together with those from the other Cancer Institute research programs to advance translational and clinical research.

Program Leader

Steve Post, Ph.D.
Steve Post, Ph.D.