Tulane Cancer Center was founded as a matrix center in 1993, a resource for supporting cancer-focused basic research and clinical faculty from home departments across the University. Since its founding, Tulane Cancer Center has invested and leveraged its assets into growing and enhancing our research programs and has developed several to levels of national and international prominence. These research endeavors have established a pipeline to translate key laboratory discoveries into improved treatment options for our patients. As an academic cancer center, we offer our patients the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach as well as access to cutting-edge investigational treatment and prevention trials. Through focused mentorship and training, we have also prioritized preparation and education of the next generation of cancer researchers and physician scientists.
The Tulane Cancer Center is organized into four Research Programs designed to take advantage of the expertise available within the Tulane community and to focus our efforts on areas with the most relevance to cancer research and therapeutics. These Programs are interrelated to promote interaction and maximize productivity.