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Greetings and welcome to the UMass Cancer Center!

I have the extraordinary privilege and honor of leading an incredible team of world-class physicians, health care professionals and scientists at the UMass Cancer Center. We are committed to advancing cancer care, research and prevention, and to training the next generation of cancer researchers and doctors. 

Cancer treatments have come a long way. Twenty years ago, we were principally treating cancers with toxic agents that killed all cells, and we just hoped they killed cancer cells a little more effectively than normal cells. Now we treat cancers much more based on their specific vulnerabilities using precision medicine, which involves taking a patient, understanding their particular tumor and figuring out what the best combination of agents is to treat it.

The UMass Cancer Center is at the forefront of bench to bedside cancer research. Our bold discoveries are changing the future of cancer treatment and care for patients today and generations to come.

Whether your interest is outstanding clinical care, world-class research, or excellence in education and training, I invite you to learn more about the incredible work being done at the UMass Cancer Center by exploring our website.


Michael R. Green, MD, PhD
Director, UMass Cancer Center
Vice Provost for Strategic Research Initiatives
The Lambi and Sarah Adams Chair in Genetic Research
Professor and Chair, Department of Molecular, Cell and Cancer Biology