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Clinical Sciences Research Division

Clinical Sciences Research Division - Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University The Clinical Sciences Division seeks to enhance cancer care through innovative research into cancer genetics, novel therapies and stem cell transplants as well as finding better treatment options across all disease areas.

-This Division is led by Jonathan Licht, MD.

Women's Cancer Program (WC) - View Members
  • To characterize and define the molecular mechanisms of hormonal signal transduction and virus-host interactions which contribute to women's cancer progression, identify the consequences of their interruption, and apply this knowledge to the prevention and therapy of breast cancer
  • To develop animal model systems to evaluate new agents or approaches for the treatment and prevention of women's cancer
  • To initiate clinical studies in women's cancer that will define molecular markers and test new agents for the prevention, early detection, or treatment of women's cancer


Translational Research in Solid Tumors Program (TRIST) - View Members
  • To characterize basic molecular mechanisms of cancer development and progression and identify novel targets for therapy
  • To develop preclinical animal models to test novel therapeutics to treat solid cancers
  • To initiate and conduct clinical studies to test and validate novel approaches and technologies for the treatment of solid cancers


Hematologic Malignancies (HM) - View Members
  • To characterize normal hematopoiesis and define the genetic alterations associated with hematologic malignancies
  • To identify molecular targets and evaluate the efficacy of novel therapeutic compounds