Translational Research Teams

Multi-disciplinary Translational Research Teams (TRTs) were created to focus scientific, clinical, and populationresearch efforts on cancers that have a particularly high incidence and/or mortality in our catchment area. A sixth team focuses on modifiable risk factors (tobacco use and obesity). Team leaders and meeting schedules are described below.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Karolina Ayres at to be added to the appropriate email list.

Breast TRT


Hematological Malignancies TRT

Lung TRT

Melanoma TRT

Neuro TRT


IDEA-Cancer (Inflammation, Disparities, Energy Imbalance and Cancer) addresses prominent modifiable cancer risk factors, i.e., tobacco use and obesity, in our catchment area.

Li, Li

Li Li, MD