Center for Cancer Research
Advancing Cancer Research
The mission of the Mass General Center for Cancer Research is to understand cancer at the molecular, cellular, tissue, and whole organism levels and to apply that knowledge to advance the treatment and prevention of human cancer.
News & Events
View the latest research highlights and featured publications from the Center for Cancer Research.
Analyses of non-coding somatic drivers in 2,658 cancer whole genomes
In a Feb 2020 paper published in Nature, CCR faculty members Gad Getz and Esther Rheinbay, together with their colleagues, studied the landscape of protein-coding and non-coding regulatory driver events in cancer.
ATR Protects the Genome against R Loops through a MUS81-Triggered Feedback Loop
In a February 2020 paper published in Molecular Cell, Matos and colleagues in the Zou laboratory reported that the ATR kinase is a key sensor of R loops and a suppressor of R loop-associated DNA damage.
Immunity to Commensal Virome Blocks Cancer
In an Oct 2019 paper published in Nature, Strickley, Messerschmidt et al. investigated the role HPVs play in the development of skin cancer. Using a novel skin colonization model, they show that adaptive immunity against papillomavirus infection is able to protect the host from developing cancer.
CAR-T cells secreting BiTEs circumvent antigen escape without detectable toxicity.
Mass General investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. Their study is published in the July 2019 issue of Nature Biotechnology.
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- Postdoctoral Research Position in the Rheinbay Lab
- Postdoctoral Research Position in the Haas Lab
- Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Cancer Immunology
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