In fulfilling its mission as an NCI-designated Cancer Center, SKCC has expanded laboratory, population based, and clinical research, and is targeting the programmatic needs of the catchment area in all facets. The SKCC is comprised of five Research Programs and they have evolved through: shaping scientific aims to meet current member strengths and interests; addressing the needs of the catchment area; incorporating a more translational focus; and appointment of new leaders with fresh ideas and perspectives. Programs are clustered into Discipline-Based or Disease-Oriented and bring together investigators from all research disciplines (basic, population focused, and clinical) to tackle the challenges of tumor development and progression, diagnosis and treatment, as well as cancer control and disparities. Each is led by a team of experienced researchers who have complementary expertise and transcend the research themes and scientific aims, which guide and direct research efforts. Each Program is structured to integrate catchment focused research and to address cancer disparities where appropriate.
The Programs of SKCC are: