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Cancer Research

AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care

NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care is focused on developing and advancing improved methods of prevention and treatment, and eventual cures for various forms of cancer. We are dedicated to the greater understanding of cancer and advancement of treatment. The ultimate goal is translating the discoveries from the lab into clinical progress at the bedside. 

NSU’s AutoNation Institute for Breast Cancer Research and Care is housed in the university’s Center for Collaborative Research (CCR), one of the largest (215,000 sq. ft.) and most advanced research facilities in Florida, with state-of-the-art laboratories.

Our focus is:

  • evaluating the epigenetics of cancer cells and determining possible uses of microRNA  to prevent drug resistance 
  • generating targeted cancer therapies based on genomics, transcriptomics and pharmacogenomics,
  • testing chemicals included in consumer products to determine if there is a link to cancer, and educating the public and regulatory agencies of concerning findings
  • using blood tests to check for biomarkers that indicate if a patient is predisposed to cancer and assessing whether patients will be responsive to chemotherapy
  • establishing a Live Cell Bank that is focused on minority and underserved populations that are prevalent in South Florida

 

Visit the AutoNation website here.

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