5K Run\Walk Sponsorship Opportunities (October 2012)

Please consider sponsoring the University at Albany's Homecoming/Community Day 5K Run/Walk and Little Danes Dash (for participants 12 and under). The Run/Walk/Dash is scheduled for Saturday, October 13, 2012 on the Main Campus at the University at Albany. All proceeds go to the Cancer Research Center. Your contribution can make a significant difference. It will help us to provide stipends to students, purchase new equipment, and help us to hire local talent to work in our laboratories and our administrative offices.
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Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture Series

The Hogarty Family Foundation Lecture is presented once a year and is open to the public at no charge. This lecture series features speakers talking on a wide range of topics with a general theme related to cancer. For more information on a recent or upcoming lecture, click here.


Seminar Series

The Cancer Center Seminar Series meets on Mondays at 11AM in the Gen*NY*Sis Center Auditorium on the 1st floor of the Cancer Center. The series features local, national and international speakers talking on a wide range of topics with a general cancer theme. Students and Postdoctoral Fellows have the opportunity to meet with the speakers over lunch or dinner each during their visit. Refreshments are provided. Click here for schedule


Journal Club

The Cancer Center Journal Club is organized meets on Tuesdays at 3:00 PM in the Massry Conference Center on the 1st floor of the Cancer Research Center. Each week a student, Postdoc or Faculty member presents a paper of interest to the group. The goal of the journal club is to create an open venue for friendly but lively scientific discussion. Click here for schedule


Friday Student Talks

These informal student, post-doctoral, and faculty talks are used to discuss on going research projects and provide a social setting to talk about science. After the seminar food and beverages are provided to promote networking between attendees. Click here for schedule


Recent News

February 10, 2011

New Medical Research Careers Fueled at Cancer Research Center

The University at Albany Cancer Research Center announced today that two doctoral students in Biomedical Sciences at the School of Public Health have won three-year fellowships to support their investigations into breast cancer. Read more

March 1, 2008

NIH Awards Cancer Center Researcher Systems Biology Grant

Congratulations to Dr. Guda, a member of the UAlbany Cancer Center. Read more

January 26, 2008

Empire Innovation Professor JoEllen Welsh Welcomed to the UAlbany Cancer Center

Dr. JoEllen Welsh has recently joined the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence as a prestigious Empire Innovations Professor. Read more

January 25, 2008

Dr. Martin Tenniswood Appointed Empire Innovation Professor at UAlbany Cancer Center

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (January 25, 2008) - Dr. Martin Tenniswood has recently joined the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence as a prestigious Empire Innovations Professor. Read more

January 21, 2008

Undergrad Research: Fighting Cancer on the Frontlines

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (January 21, 2008) - Fraulin Joseph carefully inspects a plate of baker's yeast. He's not looking for strains of growth but rather, for strains that do not grow at all. Read more

October 23, 2007

UAlbany Dedicates Massry Conference Center at Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 23, 2007) -- The University at Albany, aided by Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, today unveiled the Massry Conference Center at the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics. Read more

October 11, 2007

UAlbany Cancer Researcher's $2.2 Million Grant Funds Ground Breaking Human Genome Study

ALBANY, N.Y. (October 11, 2007) -- Scott Tenenbaum, an assistant professor in biomedical sciences at UAlbany's School of Public Health and the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, was awarded a three-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) to study the organization and function of human genes, which can provide insight into treating, preventing and diagnosing diseases. Read more

August 6, 2007

UAlbany Cancer Center and St. Peter's Hospital Partner for Prostate Cancer Drug Research

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 6, 2007) -- The University at Albany's Cancer Research Center (CRC) is collaborating with St. Peter's Hospital to research anti-prostate cancer therapies. Read more

July 16, 2007

UAlbany Cancer Center spinoff begins to map its way in growing bioinformatics sector

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (July 16, 2007) - The state University at Albany is spinning off its first biotech company, Hocus Locus, which is built around software developed at the university. Read more

September 1, 2006

Assistant Professor Roxanna Moslehi Welcomed to the UAlbany Cancer Center

RENSSELAER, N.Y. (September 1, 2006) – Dr. Roxanna Moslehi has recently joined the Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence as an Assistants professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Read more

March 29, 2006

First Niagara's Foundation Supports UAlbany Cancer Research Center

First Niagara's Foundation presented $50,000 today to the University at Albany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics. Read more

October 6, 2006

National Institutes of Health Names UAlbany Cancer Researcher Thomas J. Begley Outstanding New Environmental Scientist

Scientist with Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics awarded $2.2 million to continue research on molecular pathways activated by cancer-causing agents such as cigarette smoke and pesticides. Read more

October 18, 2005

UAlbany Opens New Cancer Research Center

University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall, joined by New York State Senate Majority Leader Joseph L. Bruno, officially opened the doors to the University's new Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics and unveiled its Wall of Memory and Hope. Read more

March 24, 2005

NIH funds $1.4 Million Study on Cancer Dormancy and Preventing Metastatic Growth

The National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Center Institute have awarded Julio Aguirre-Ghiso of UAlbany’s Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics a $1.4 million grant to find ways to stop metastatic growth of cancer cells. Read more

November 29, 2004

UAlbany Researchers Analyze Human Regulatory Code

New NIH technology development award aids quest for all functional elements in human DNA. Read more

November 8, 2004

UAlbany Faculty Receive Breast Cancer Research Awards

Douglas S. Conklin and Carolyn A. MacDonald, professors at the University at Albany, have received awards from the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD BCRP) for their novel concepts in breast cancer research. Read more

July 20, 2004

Researchers at UAlbany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics Awarded Research Foundation Grant to Study Cancer Cell Dormancy Genes

Aguirre-Ghiso, assistant professor at the University at Albany Gen*NY*Sis Center awarded a two-year $230,000 grant from the Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation (SWCRF) to study genes that determine whether cancer cells that spread throughout the body will continue to proliferate or become dormant. Read more

September 19, 2003

UAlbany's Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics Appoints Three New Scientists to Lead Cutting-edge Research Efforts

New Faculty Augment Center’s Capabilities in Cancer Genomics, Systems Biology and Disease Regulation. Read more