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The goal of our research is to understand and develop the strategies to prevent benign tumors before they can become cancerous. The focus of the Center for Cancer Prevention and Drug Development is to understand the risk factors and to develop well-tolerated risk reduction strategies in preclinical models for clinical applications. Primary cancer prevention clinical trials focus especially on individuals at high risk for developing cancer. Secondary cancer prevention clinical trials focus on reducing tumor recurrence in cancer patients.

The center has a unique combination of molecular and cellular biologists, pharmacologists, pathologists, veterinary scientists, immunologists, nutritionists, natural product and medicinal chemists, and clinicians who are well experienced in translational research trials. This multidisciplinary team of experts facilitates the identification of risk factors and drug targets, the development of prevention strategies, and the establishment of successful clinical trials

Research Focus

The Center for Cancer Prevention and Drug Develeopment has several areas of research focus, including:

Environmental Risk Factors and Pre-Cancerous Biology
Cancer Preventive Drug Development
Cancer Immunoprevention
Early Detection: Diagnosis / Biomarkers



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Contact Information

Center for Cancer Prevention and Drug Development Clinic
975 NE 10th St., BRC 1203
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
P: (405) 271-3224
F: (405) 271-3225


Chinthalapally V. Rao, PhD
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Collaborating Centers for NCI Prevention Cancer Drug / Biomarkers Development

Lombardi Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical College of Wisconsin
New York University Medical Center
Penn State Cancer Institute
The Ohio State University
The University of Colorado, Denver
University of Utah
University of Washington

Research Training and Opportunities

Various laboratories in the Center offer research experience and training opportunities to postdoctoral and clinical fellows, residents, and students ranging from high school through graduate levels.

Learn more about research and training opportunities >

Resources and Facilities

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