About the Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program

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The scientific goals of the Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program are to elucidate chemical and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to use this knowledge to develop and evaluate practical methods for cancer prevention. The program has 27 members from 12 departments and institutes within the University of Minnesota.

Research themes

  • Tobacco and cancer
  • Chemical and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis
  • Chemoprevention of cancer

Within these themes, investigators focus on the causes, mechanisms, and prevention of human cancer in a superb collaborative and translational environment.

Program meetings

The following will provide forums for discussion in the area of cancer prevention and control (see Masonic Cancer Center Update e-newsletter for details the week of the meeting):

  • Screening, Prevention, Etiology and Cancer Outcomes Program Webinar: 4th Friday, 9-10 a.m., 656 MCRB or via web access. (See News & Events for individual topics and instructions for access.)
  • Tobacco Research Programs Seminar: 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., room 245, 717 Delaware St. S.E. (October through May)
  • Health Disparities Research: 1st Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m., room 105, 717 Delaware St. S.E., except July and August
  • Masonic Cancer Center Seminar: Held every Tuesday, 9-10 a.m., in1-125 Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building (September - May)
  • Translational Biomarkers Focus Group: Held the third Tuesday of each month in 2-115 CCRB
  • Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Data Club: Held the fourth Wednesday of each month, 12 p.m., 1-101 MRF (New Location: 1st floor seminar room in new Microbiology Research Facility behind CCRB)
  • Epidemiology Seminars: Every Friday, 10-11 a.m., 364 WBOB (September - May)
  • Obesity Prevention Center seminars: 4th Tuesday, 2-3 p.m., 364 WBOB (September - May)