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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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  • Sharina Person honored with Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

    Sharina Person honored with Chancellor’s Award for Advancing Institutional Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

    Sharina Person, PhD, was honored with the Chancellors Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion at the annual tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. Keynote speaker Joan Reede, MD, MS, MPH MBA called on the medical community to move forward in values that promote diversity, equity and inclusion. 

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  • PODCAST: Marcus Ruscetti shares his research journey in cancer biology

    PODCAST: Marcus Ruscetti shares his research journey in cancer biology

    Marcus Ruscetti, PhD, resisted following in his parents scientist footsteps but ended up in a career dedicated to cancer research in and out of the lab.

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  • In new study, UMass Chan scientists induce toxicity to kill cancer cells

    In new study, UMass Chan scientists induce toxicity to kill cancer cells

    Dohoon Kim, PhD, and colleagues have shown that blocking a specific detoxifying enzyme in lung cancer cells leads to cell death, making it a viable target for drug development.

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  • Study co-authored by Jonathan Gerber shows COVID-19 vaccines reduce harmful inflammation

    Study co-authored by Jonathan Gerber shows COVID-19 vaccines reduce harmful inflammation

    Vaccination against COVID-19 was linked to reduced inflammation in response to SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a paper co-authored by UMass Chan Medical School researcher Jonathan M. Gerber, MD.

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  • Marcus Ruscetti receives American Cancer Society award for prostate cancer research

    Marcus Ruscetti receives American Cancer Society award for prostate cancer research

    The Research Scholar Grant will support Dr. Ruscetti’s research on senescent cells and their role in tumor progression and immune suppression in prostate cancer.

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  • Phillip Zamore, Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Medicine

    Phillip Zamore, Roger Davis elected to National Academy of Medicine

    UMass Chan Medical School scientists Phillip D. Zamore, PhD, and Roger J. Davis, PhD, FRS, were elected to the National Academy of Medicine on Oct. 9 for their distinguished contributions to medicine and health.

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