Cancer Center at Illinois

Research Programs

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Intra-operative Diagnosis

Intra-operative margin assessment and microenvironment evaluation.

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Anticancer Drugs

Synthesizing novel cancer drugs that engage new targets

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Nanomedicine for Cancer

Drug discovery and phenotypically screened translational nanomedicine for anti cancer therapy.

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Tumor Models

Tissue engineering to define how gradients in biophysical and metabolic properties at the margins of GBM tumors influence GSCs; Identify biophysical and perivascular signals that alter the proliferation and therapeutic resistance.

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Oncopig

To develop transgenic pigs as a novel and more human-like model for cancer.

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Family Resilience Model

Research and outreach that promotes healthy eating and reduces hunger in families.