Scientific Programs

Translating findings across the spectrum of research disciplines.


Research at the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center is organized around five foundational Scientific Programs that are supported by a Cancer Center Support Grant from the National Cancer Institute. A common theme of each scientific program is to translate cancer research findings in one discipline, whether laboratory, clinical, or population-based research, across the spectrum of other research disciplines to improve methods of cancer prevention, diagnosis, detection, and treatment.

These complementary scientific programs serve as vehicles for discovery:

Other research, focused within a specific cancer type or discipline, is helping to develop new standards in patient care.

Simmons Cancer Center promotes interdisciplinary research by providing investigators with the Shared Resources (cores) and interactive forums necessary to achieve their scientific goals and objectives.