The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research @MIT
The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT both transforms and transcends the MIT Center for Cancer Research (CCR). Founded in 1974 by Nobel Laureate and MIT Professor Salvador Luria, CCR has made enormous contributions to the field of cancer research, including:
- Identified the molecules that led to two of the first FDA-approved molecularly targeted anti-cancer drugs: Herceptin® (1998) and Gleevec® (2001)
- Isolated the first human cancer genes
- Discovered extracellular matrix components and their receptors, which play a critical role in metastasis
- Contributed to the sequencing of the human genome
- Developed novel materials for sustained delivery of anti-cancer drugs
CCR/Koch remains one of only eight National Cancer Institute-designated basic research centers in the US. And our faculty have earned the most prestigious national and international science honors:
- Five current and former faculty have been awarded the Nobel Prize
- 14 current faculty are members of the National Academy of Sciences
- Six current and former faculty have been awarded the National Medal of Science
- Five current faculty are Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators
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Robert Mathis explains the science behind his beautiful image, Molecular Watercolor: Mixing Fluorescent Proteins to Label Families of Cells. Robert's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards. See...
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Omid Veiseh, Joshua Doloff, Minglin Ma, Alan Chiu, and Arturo Vegas explain the science behind their fascinating image, Sushi Implant: Seaweed-Encapsulated Cells for Treating Diabetes. The image was selected as a winner of the...
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Vasilena Gocheva explains the science behind her striking image, Cancer Deconstructed: Investigating the Role of Non-Cancerous Cells in a Lung Tumor. Vasilena's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards...
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Tuomas Tammela explains the science behind his fascinating image, A Dangerous Meeting: Blood Vessels and a Tumor Come Together. Tuomas's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards. See all the winn...
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Tal Danino explains the science behind his incredible image, Bacterial Supernova: Programming E. coli to Release Drugs into a Tumor. Tal's image was selected as a winner of the 2013 Koch Institute Image Awards. See all t...