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Cancer Research

We offer a robust pharmaceutical clinical trials program.

ChristianaCare Cancer Research

At ChristianaCare’s Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute, ground-breaking cancer research is every-day reality. The Graham Cancer Center brings scientists and clinicians together to investigate innovative ways to diagnose cancer earlier and treat it more effectively.

Because of its membership in the prestigious National Cancer Institute NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP), the Graham Cancer Center offers leading-edge NCORP clinical trials to the patients we are privileged to serve. The Graham Cancer Center also offers a robust pharmaceutical clinical trials program.

In addition to clinical trials, the Graham Cancer Center has a translational cancer research program, the Cawley Center for Translational Cancer Research (CTCR) that brings scientific discoveries from the bench to the bedside of patients, investigating breast cancercolon cancerradiation oncology and tissue engineering. The Graham Cancer Center conducts industry-leading genetic engineering cancer research at the Gene Editing Institute.

The Graham Cancer Center collaborates with other institutions in cancer research, having close partnerships with The Wistar Institute, the University of Delaware, Nemours / A.I. du Pont Hospital for ChildrenRice University / BioScience Research Collaborative and the Delaware Biotechnology Institute, among others.

For more information, call 302-623-4508 or e-mail.

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Breast Cancer Research Program

The mere thought of breast cancer strikes fear in every woman, regardless of race, culture or socioeconomic background.

Cawley Center for Translational Cancer Research

Exploring solutions in the lab and translate those results directly into treatment plans as unique as the individuals who will benefit from them.

Colon Cancer Research

The goal of the research is to identify cancer stem cell-based targets that will lead to the development of curative treatment for patients.

Gynecology Oncology Research

Research focusing on new plasma and tissue biomarkers to improve early diagnosis and clinical management of epithelial ovarian cancer.

Radiation Oncology Research

The mission of the Radiation Oncology Department at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center is to serve our neighbors and provide state-of-the-art, safe therapy care.

Research Governance

All biomedical and behavioral research protocols are reviewed and approved by the ChristianaCare Institutional Review Board in accordance with 21 CFR 50 and 45

Research Partnerships

Our partnerships are a magnet for life science research and development.

Salivary Gland Research

An outreach to Salivary Gland Surgeons & Researchers to join ongoing projects or to develop new projects and link to interested researchers.

Tissue Procurement / Tissue Microarray

The Tissue Procurement Center (TPC) at the Helen F. Graham Cancer Center & Research Institute was established in 2003.