The overall goals of Cancer Biology and Immune Cell Function research at Michigan State University is to examine the molecular mechanism of cancer with a focus on cancer cell signaling, cell growth, proliferation, and metabolism both in cancer cells and immune cells. A deeper understanding of the interaction between the host immune system and malignant tumors will allow for new and innovative ways to treat cancer.
The overall goals of Cancer Genetics research at Michigan State University are to use cutting edge technology, big data, and computational approaches to identify genes and signaling pathways important in cancer.
The overall goals of Cancer Imaging and Early Detection research at Michigan State University is to develop novel imaging-based approaches for early detection of cancer, to improve imaging technologies for improved treatment responses, and develop new non-invasive, image-based tumor biomarkers.
The overall goals of Experimental Therapeutics research at Michigan State University are to identify novel molecular targets for cancer, focus on drug development, and foster interaction between basic, translational, and clinical scientists. Spartans will develop innovative and effective anti-cancer therapies.
The overall goals of Cancer Control research at Michigan State University are to understand the environmental, genetic, and psychological underlying cancer (etiology, risk, prevention, diagnosis, and prognosis).