American Family Children's Hospital

Scientific Programs

The scientific mission of the UW Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) is organized around six Scientific Programs. UWCCC Programs encompass laboratory research, clinical research, population sciences and advanced research training:


Cancer Prevention and Control (CPC)

Developmental Therapeutics (DT)

Genetic and Epigenetic Mechanisms (GEM)

Human Cancer Virology (VR)

Imaging and Radiation Sciences (IR)

Tumor Microenvironment (TM)


Multidisciplinary Disease-Oriented Teams


The standard of care for cancer patients optimally involves a multidisciplinary team approach. The translation of laboratory discovery to clinical application is facilitated by the multidisciplinary Disease-Oriented Teams (DOTs). DOTs are embedded in specific UWCCC Scientific Programs and provide a multidisciplinary translational infrastructure which fosters inter- and intra-programmatic interactions that address programmatic goals and also disease specific interests. Each of the DOTs has a designated leader and research members of the DOTs are also members of one of the six Scientific Programs.