Key Goals of the SCC
The SCC’s mission is to become an elite cancer center recognized worldwide for innovative technologies applied to cancer detection, prevention and cure, combining cutting-edge basic cancer research to rapid and effective translation to the clinic. The SCC is therefore set to achieve the following goals:
The SCC aims to develop new anticancer technologies in the areas of precision radiotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted molecular drugs, and to test new mechanism-guided cancer therapies through clinical trials, with clear prospect of prolonging patients’ lives and improving quality of life.
Cancer Detection and Prevention
Cancer prevention by understanding and reducing environmental, behavioral or genetic risk factors and by boosting immunity, as well as developing methods for early tumor detection, including genetic testing and imaging approaches, is an important mission of the SCC.
The SCC aims to set up an interactive and co-operative multidisciplinary environment that fosters synergy and integration across basic, translational and clinical cancer research frontiers, involving clinicians, scientists and bioengineers from multiple backgrounds, organized in focused thematic programs of excellence, to elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying different forms of human cancer.
The SCC aims to train, mentor, support, and inspire the career development of future generations of cancer research scientists, cancer bioengineers, and cancer clinicians.