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)
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.