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NanoSystems Biology Cancer Center
California Institute of Technology and University of California, Los Angeles

Center Overview

The Nanosystems Biology Cancer Center (NSBCC) is a partnership between the California Institute of Technology, the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and the David Geffen School of Medicine. The NSBCC was supported by the prior two rounds of CCNE funding, but it enters into this new funding period with a new set of faculty and a mission centered around trying to understand how best to administer combination therapies for cancer patients. The Center's cancer focus is on advanced brain cancers, as a model for a heterogeneous cancer that is effectively untreatable, and melanoma, as a model for understanding and expanding the power of immunotherapy. The NSBCC has four projects and two cores.