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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 Center News

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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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  • UMass Cancer Center funds five UMass Chan research projects
    Research News

    UMass Cancer Center funds five UMass Chan research projects

    The UMass Cancer Center Pilot Project Program has awarded seed grants to five UMass Chan Medical School research projects to enable investigators to gather pilot data for external cancer-focused funding.

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  • Communicating science: Sharon Cantor discusses drug resistance in breast, ovarian cancer
    Media, Research News

    Communicating science: Sharon Cantor discusses drug resistance in breast, ovarian cancer

    Research by Sharon Cantor, PhD, into how chemotherapy works in inherited breast and ovarian cancer overturned a long-held model in the field and will play a key role in developing successful therapies.

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  • Annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run surpasses fundraising goal
    Community News

    Annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run surpasses fundraising goal

    The 23rd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run, held on Sunday, Oct. 17, at Polar Park in Worcester, is expected to bring in more than $700,000, exceeding fundraising goals.

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  • Job Dekker and Katherine Fitzgerald elected to National Academy of Medicine
    Research News

    Job Dekker and Katherine Fitzgerald elected to National Academy of Medicine

    In its most diverse class to date, the National Academy of Medicine has elected Job Dekker, PhD, and Katherine Fitzgerald, PhD, for their distinguished contributions to medicine and health.

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  • UMass Cancer Walk and Run returns Sunday, Oct. 17, at Polar Park
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    UMass Cancer Walk and Run returns Sunday, Oct. 17, at Polar Park

    The 23rd annual UMass Cancer Walk and Run will be held Sunday, Oct. 17, at Polar Park in Worcester. More than 2,300 participants have registered for the event. Gates open at 9:30 a.m.

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