3D Tissue Models

Jan E Schnitzer

TypeWhite Paper Summary

The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is located on a 10 acre campus atop the Torrey Pines Mesa in the center of one of the largest concentrations of biotechology/health science companies, research institutes, cancer centers and pharmaceutical research and development institutes in the world.

The mission of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center is to translate laboratory discoveries into non-toxic treatments for cancer. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center has become a regional and national resource for research into the biology of the cancer cell and its vasculature. The SKCC has succeeded in translating that information into genetics tests for therapy selection as well as new treatment strategies for cancer which are less toxic and more effective than existing treatment modalities.

There are now five research programs in the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center: immunology, vascular biology, genomics, cancer cell biology and drug development. As shown in the figure below, laboratory discovery at the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center leads to cancer diagnosis, prevention and treatment. The staff of the SKCC consists of 54 scientists with Ph.D. and/or M.D. degrees, 52 other laboratory staff, and 34 administrative persons for a total of 142 persons committed to breakthrough discoveries in cancer treatment and research.

Name:Jan E Schnitzer

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