|Grant ID: R1213|
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
August 02, 2012
Repairing broken DNA is a crucial feature of normal cells that prevents cancerous mutations from developing. But compromised DNA repair is a common feature of most cancers, making DNA repair in cancer cells heavily reliant on one or a few repair mechanisms.
A researcher who studies the mechanisms of DNA repair in normal cells says this may be a vulnerability in cancer cells that can be exploited therapeutically. Geneticist Francesca Cole was recruited from Memorial Sloan-Kettering to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT in 2012.