When it comes to cancer, knowledge is power. Just a few decades ago, the biological processes responsible for cancer were largely a mystery. As a result, finding diagnostics and therapies was a hit-or-miss process. At Salk—one of seven National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated basic research cancer centers—we’re changing the paradigm. Using cutting-edge technologies, we are rapidly demystifying cancer, exposing the molecular mechanisms underlying tumors and leading the search for the next generation of targeted cancer therapies. Our vision is to make current generations the last to ever see cancer as anything more than a chronic illness.
The Salk Cancer Center is a basic research National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Center.