The Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics, known as the Cancer Research Center, is committed to research that will discover the genetic origins of cancer and lead to finding a cure. The mission is to conduct research and provide training related to understanding the genetic and environ-mental causes of cancer. Researchers focus on the underlying biology associated with tumor initiation and growth and the develop-ment and evaluation of chemopreventive regimens and therapeutic approaches for common cancers. The Center also houses the Center for Functional Genomics, a core facility with comprehensive state-of-the-art research technologies in biochemistry, genomics and proteomics.
The Center is unique among academic cancer research centers in North America with its strong ties to a school of public health. Faculty work to provide a collaborative research environment within UAlbany's School of Public Health and its affiliated Wadsworth Research Laboratories, NYS Dept. of Health, to foster the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in cancer biology.