We now know that a tumor actually contains a variety of different cells — the cancer mutations from the normal cells take a variety of paths. To treat a cancer, it’s important to understand the different gene mutations and what cells originated them. Quick identification of cancer initiating cells and the ability to track and identify their changes over time can lead to prevention and personalized treatment of diseases such as prostate cancer.
Research in the Wang Lab is currently supported by R01 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the California Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP), and by donations from the local Santa Cruz Cancer Benefit Group (SCCBG) – thank you! Funding sources of our previous research projects include UCSC Startup Fund, California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM), and the Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) of the Department of Defense (DOD).
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We are expanding our research program in prostate cancer to other cancer types such as bladder cancer by adopting cutting-edge technologies. Your gift to the Wang lab will enable us to test high-risk, high-reward ideas in the earlier phases of new projects. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated.
You can make a gift directly to the Wang Lab by using the secure UCSC online giving form and select “PBS/MCD Bio/Research/Wang” as the designation. You can also contact Professor Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org.