CGCGB Mission

National Human Genome Research Institute

National Institutes of Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch Mission

The Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch (CGCGB) is part of the National Human Genome Research Institute, one of the 27 Institutes and Centers that constitute the National Institutes of Health. CGCGB was founded in 1993 and is one of several research branches within the NHGRI's Intramural Research Program that develops and utilizes state-of-the-art genomic-based technologies. The branch applies these advances to cancer-related questions of public health concern. The primary focus of CGCGB investigators is to identify the genetic contribution to the processes of cancer susceptibility, tumor initiation and progression, treatment response, and develop tools for evaluating both human and animal genomes.

Specifically, the program:

In summary, the scientists of the Cancer Genetics and Comparative Genomics Branch work in a highly collaborative and multi-disciplinary setting to answer questions regarding the causes, growth patterns, and treatment responses associated with cancer. We are interested in defining and understanding the functional role of proteins involved in all phases of tumor development and growth for a variety of tumor types. Our long-term goal is to see our findings translated to advances in diagnosis and treatment. Finally, we utilize state of the art approaches in all phases of our work and we seek to develop and contribute advances in genomic technology to all fields of human health and biology.

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Last Updated: May 19, 2014