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UMass Cancer Center

Our mission is to advance the cancer control continuum—from etiology through survivorship—in patients of all ages and with all types of cancer, through cutting-edge research, excellence in education, community-based outreach and the delivery of compassionate, patient-centered care.

 

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UMass Cancer Center is a powerhouse in cancer research. Our scientists and clinical researchers have been recruited from around the world and are leaders in their field who work to advance our understanding of cancer initiation, progression, treatment and prevention through groundbreaking basic, translational, clinical and population research.

 

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  • UMass Cancer Walk and Run chosen as best local fundraiser event by WBJ readers
    Community News

    UMass Cancer Walk and Run chosen as best local fundraiser event by WBJ readers

    Worcester Business Journal readers have chosen the UMass Cancer Walk and Run as the best nonprofit fundraiser event in Central Massachusetts.

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  • Jason Shohet receives second Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant
    Research News

    Jason Shohet receives second Hyundai Hope on Wheels grant

    Hyundai Hope on Wheels has awarded Jason Shohet, MD, PhD, a second $300,000 Scholar Hope Grant to continue his research on neuroblastoma, a deadly cancer in children that affects the peripheral nervous system.

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  • Ann Moormann elected a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences
    Community News

    Ann Moormann elected a fellow of the African Academy of Sciences

    Ann Moormann, PhD, MPH, is recognized for outstanding contributions to the development of science and career advancement of scientists in Africa.

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  • Communicating science: Brian Lewis discusses overcoming therapeutic resistance in pancreatic cancer
    Research News

    Communicating science: Brian Lewis discusses overcoming therapeutic resistance in pancreatic cancer

    Brian Lewis, PhD, is studying therapeutic resistance in pancreatic cancer cells, hoping to change the grim statistics for patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

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  • William Flavahan receives Distinguished Scientist Award for groundbreaking brain cancer research
    Research News

    William Flavahan receives Distinguished Scientist Award for groundbreaking brain cancer research

    William Flavahan, PhD, has received a four-year, $600,000 award from the Sontag Foundation to advance his studies of the genetic processes leading to brain tumors.

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  • Han lab developing light-activated immune cell therapy for cancers
    Research News

    Han lab developing light-activated immune cell therapy for cancers

    Gang Han, PhD, said newly developed nano-optogenetic immunotherapy represents a new generation of personalized cancer treatment, in which precise control of the timing, location and dosage of T-cell activation could be tailored to an individual patient.

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