ICCE Institute Mission Statement

The ICCE Institute (Integrating Communication within the Cancer Environment) is dedicated to determining how interactions between tumor cells and their cellular, biochemical, and structural environment facilitates tumor progression and metastasis. The Institute is primarily a discovery-based cancer research group that has been structured to be able to rapidly translate breakthroughs into patient care through molecular and cellular cancer biology, molecular imaging, and functional genomics. The Institute is now established on the 7th floor of the new BJCIH Building (BJC Institutes for Health), programmatically focusing on inter-disciplinary investigation into cancer research. Innovative science and connectivity to the Washington University community and ultimately cancer patients are assumed outputs of the ICCE Institute.