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Cancer Biology

The Department of Cancer Biology is a newly developed basic science department at the University of Kansas Medical Center. The missions of our department are:

  1. To build a strong team of basic researchers with a collaborative and translational mindset who will discover fundamental characteristics of cancer cells that can lead to novel therapeutic and preventive approaches which reduce cancer incidence, morbidities and mortality;
  2. To understand the molecular genetic and epigenetic, biochemical, cellular and physiologic bases of cancer etiology and progression;
  3. To understand the interactions between tumor cells and the microenvironments in which they find themselves;
  4. To educate the next generation of cancer researchers, clinicians and patients.

Our department is funded by grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the National Foundation for Cancer Research.

The Department of Cancer Biology utilizes a variety of in vivo and in vitro experimental systems.

 Group photo of Cancer Biology students, faculty and staff

Cancer Biology Faculty, Staff and Students - 2018


Last modified: Nov 28, 2018
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Shrikant Anant, Ph.D.

Professor and Chair 

2003 Wahl Hall West, MS1071

3901 Rainbow Blvd

Kansas City, KS  66160