American Family Children's Hospital

Scientific Goals

To accomplish its mission of advancing the understanding, prevention and treatment of virus-associated cancers and other cancers, members of the Human Cancer Virology Program and their inter-programmatic collaborators share a focused set of interactive research goals:

  • To define the mechanisms by which human tumor viruses infect, replicate and maintain their presence through the years to decades typically associated with tumor progression.
  • To determine the pathways by which these tumor viruses promote tumor induction and maintenance.
  • To use these results to develop novel, improved approaches to prevent tumor virus infection, to block viral oncogenesis and to treat virus-induced and other cancers.