Cancer Biology

Scientists in the Division of Cancer Biology conduct cutting-edge research focused on understanding the cause of and finding potential cures for cancer.

Faculty research laboratories are located on Emory's main campus. Research interests of the faculty include the molecular basis for genetic damage and its repair, cell stress responses, signal transduction, and epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation.

These research programs are supported by a number of agencies including the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society. The division also provides a vibrant training environment for graduate and medical students, physician residents in radiation oncology, postdoctoral fellows and for visiting scientists from around the world.

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Associate Director of Basic Research at Winship Cancer Institute and Professor of Radiation Oncology, Paul Doetsch, PhD, explains the science behind how radiation is used to treat cancer.