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Scientific Programs

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


Cancer Control (CC)

Cancer Genetics (GN)

Cell Signaling (CS)

Chemoprevention (CP)

Experimental Therapeutics (XT)

Human Cancer Virology (VR)

Imaging and Radiation Sciences (IR)

Tumor Microenvironment (TM)


Multidisciplinary Disease Oriented Working Groups/Clinical Research Groups


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 Working Groups (DOWGs)/Clinical Research Groups (CRGs). DOWGs/CRGs 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 DOWGs/CRGs has a designated leader and research members of the DOWGs/CRGs are also members of one of the eight Scientific Programs.