Environmental & Molecular Carcinogenesis Research

The Perlmutter Cancer Center's environmental and molecular carcinogenesis researchers seek to understand the environmental causes of cancer and to use this information to improve cancer prevention and early detection efforts. The Program integrates investigators from numerous departments on four distinct NYU campuses:  Sterling Forest, the NYU School of Medicine, the NYU College of Dentistry, and Washington Square. 

Research in the Environmental & Molecular Carcinogenesis Program is divided into five thematic groups: 

  • DNA adducts, damage, and repair
  • Carcinogenesis and animal models
  • Chemoprevention
  • Cell signaling and epigenetic mechanisms of carcinogenesis
  • Early detection and cancer epidemiology