Message from the Program Director

Jeffrey Tyner, Ph.D.

The Cancer Biology Program constitutes the foundation of basic science research of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The overall goal of the Cancer Biology Program is to investigate the underlying cellular, genetic and molecular mechanisms in the development of cancer and in the regulation of both normal and abnormal cell growth. The scientific thrust of the program is in four related areas of investigation: Signal Transduction, Carcinogenesis/Genetic Instability, Apoptosis and the Tumor Microenvironment.