Transplant and Cellular Therapy Program

The scientific goals of the Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program are to elucidate chemical and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis and to use this knowledge to develop and evaluate practical methods for cancer prevention. The program has 27 members from 12 departments and institutes within the University of Minnesota.

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Research themes

  • Tobacco and cancer
  • Chemical and molecular mechanisms of carcinogenesis
  • Chemoprevention of cancer

Within these themes, investigators focus on the causes, mechanisms, and prevention of human cancer in a superb collaborative and translational environment.


Program Leaders

Frank Ondrey

Frank Ondrey, MD, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery




Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson, PhD
Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences