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Tumor Suppressor Gene Research
Our lab features extensive tumor banks for storage of more than 20 different tumor types. Each cancerous tissue sample has matched normal tissue from the same individual. Using over 300 micro-satellite probes, researchers are pinpointing exact locations where tumor-suppressing genes undergo changes in certain cancers. Major ongoing efforts are attempting to clone and study the mutated tumor suppressor genes. This research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, as well as philanthropic funding.