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About Breast SPORE

J.ParkJ.Gray L.Van 't VeerLaura J. Van’t Veer, PhD (Principal Investigator)
Joe W. Gray, PhD (Co-Director)
John W. Park, MD (Co-Director)

NCI Specialized Program Of Research Excellence

Breast Cancer SPORE


The Bay Area Breast Cancer Translational Research Program is a SPORE project (Specialized Program Of Research Excellence) sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, with the goal of improving diagnosis, prognostication, and therapy of breast cancer.

Download the Summer 2012 Breast SPORE newsletter

The SPORE includes basic researchers, physicians, population scientists, and patient advocates in the research process, concentrating in the areas of epidemiology, cancer genetics, cancer biology, and molecular therapeutics.  Researchers are supported by four core resources, and overall directions are selected by a steering committee.  A clinical advisory committee helps maintain a translational focus.

The SPORE focuses primarily on the development of new therapeutic approaches to breast cancer treatment and prevention using molecular insights gained from the wealth of basic cancer research ongoing at the University of California, San Francisco.  The SPORE is organized into projects, developmental projects, career development projects, and cores.

Main Research Projects

Developmental Research Projects

Career Development Projects