The Belfer Institute Mission
The mission of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science is to integrate academic, industry and clinical resources/expertise to enhance success in oncology drug discovery.
There are nearly 12 million people in the U.S. living with cancer and half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer in their lifetimes. While cancer therapies are improving and some cancers can now be treated effectively, there still remains a critical unmet medical need for safe and effective treatments. We believe that the next generation of cancer therapies will be identified out of emerging cancer genomics research and our goal is to help develop revolutionary new therapies that target specific molecular aberrations and attack cancer’s root causes.
In the News
Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD is senior author of a study that shows that a single genetic pathway can serve cancer cells in two radically different ways.