The Mission of the Morehouse School of Medicine Cancer Research Program is to conduct basic, translational, clinical, community-based (implementation/dissemination), and epidemiological cancer research and to understand and reduce health disparities by increasing the number of well-funded, -cited, -educated and -trained cancer researchers.
Our Vision is to establish a NCI-designated Cancer Center at MSM by 2020 (and have MSM nationally recognized as the "go-to" center for cancer health disparities) by leveraging local and national alliances with cancer centers.
Our goals are to:
- Tap the pool of talented students and faculty currently at MSM through effective Research Training and Career Development and linking them to established investigators and Infrastructure at the UABCCC
- Promote a Cancer Research Program, which provides funding opportunities and administrative support for cancer research program scientists
- Promote better cancer screening and healthy lifestyles among our underserved populations and increase minority participation in therapeutic clinical trails.