Thomas Jefferson University

Department of Cancer Biology

Cancer Biology

The overall mission of Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health is to improve lives. The Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson (SKCC), one of only 71 NCI-designated cancer centers in United States (of greater than 3400 cancer centers nationwide) is highly aligned to the overall Jefferson vision. The mission of SKCC is to improve the lives of cancer patients and their families through compassion, innovation, and breakthrough discoveries. As one of the three core departments underneath the umbrella of SKCC, the Department of Cancer Biology supports the overarching SKCC mission through leveraging our unique capabilities in foundational cancer research and in clinical translation.

The Department of Cancer Biology is proud to be one of only 14 similar departments in major research universities nationwide, and is distinguished by serving as home to national thought leaders across multiple cancer research disciplines, and in leading paradigm shifting research to extend understanding of both cancer origin and cancer progression.