Research Programs

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is organized into seven interdisciplinary scientific programs that together include over 370 members across its affiliated institutions, Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center, and Cleveland Clinic. 

Program members work collaboratively within and across programs on a broad range of cancer-related topics. Each program leader strives to embrace these collaborations and advance research discoveries across our Center. More information on research program activities are available on each program's page. 

GI Cancer Genetics

Program Leaders: Sanford D. Markowitz, MD, PhD and Zhenghe John Wang, PhD


Molecular Oncology

Program Leaders: Alexandru Almasan, PhD and Bing-Cheng Wang, PhD


GU Malignancies

Program Leader: Nima Sharifi, MD


Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology

Program Leaders: Jaroslaw P. Maciejewski, MD, PhDMarcos de Lima, MD and Alex Y.C. Huang, MD, PhD


Developmental Therapeutics

Program Leaders: John J. Letterio, MD and Yogen Saunthararajah, MD


Cancer Imaging

Program Leaders: James P. Basilion, PhD and Zhenghong Lee, PhD


Cancer Prevention, Control & Population Research

Program Leader: Gregory S. Cooper, MD