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Cancer Technologies

Cancer technologies are employed to develop new and advanced technologies for a broad range of cancer applications, especially early cancer detection, minimally invasive surgery, and targeted therapy.

Topics include:

  • Development of new contrast agents for molecular and cellular cancer imaging
  • New nanoparticle drugs for targeted cancer therapy
  • Advanced instrumentation for minimally invasive and robotic cancer surgery 
  • Engineering of the immune system and stem cells for cancer immunotherapy
  • Software tools and algorithms for cancer biomarker discovery and bioinformatics.


This research is carried out in close collaboration with the Winship Cancer Institute (WCI) of Emory University, and spans many types of human tumors including breast, lung, pancreatic, ovarian, glioblastoma (brain tumor), head and neck, colon and prostate cancers.

Latest News on Cancer technologies research

New grant from NIH supporting Cope lab’s work focused on long-term effects from platinum-based cancer drugs

Tim Cope and Nick Housley unravel the neural pathways behind complex sensory and motor side effects of chemotherapy

Cheng Zhu leads study of immune system protein that helps control T cell activity

Kemp lab uses genome-scale modeling to understand tumor metabolism and predict tumors’ responses to radiation therapy