Basic Science Research

To achieve global impact, a scientific research institute requires world-class people, platforms and programs.  The Campbell Family Cancer Research Institute at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is fortunate that many top scientists have left their homes to come to Toronto because they believe that this is where they can have the most impact.

The Institute is building world-class research programs utilizing our expertise in the scientific platforms most vital for cancer research:  mass spectrometry, flow cytometry, new drug discovery, genetic sequencing, biobanking and computational biology.

Our areas of focus include:

  • Cancer/normal stem cells
  • Personalized genomics/epigenomics
  • Immunotherapy
  • Imaging/image-guided therapy
  • Signal transduction
  • DNA damage/repair
  • Tumor metabolism/microenvironment
  • Psychosocial oncology

Many of the leaders in our basic science research programs are clinician-scientists, so they are caring for patients while actively participating in scientific research.  This enables our team to more quickly ‘translate’ new findings and understanding of cancer made in the laboratory into new therapies and treatment strategies for patients.

Read our stories about how basic science research is moving us closer to conquering cancer in our lifetime.


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