Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building
More than a thousand researchers and scientists work together in cutting-edge laboratories at the Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building, which was added to the Biomedical Discovery District in 2013.
Researchers in this building focus on fighting heart disease and finding cures for cancer. The Cancer and Cardiovascular Research Building houses the Lillehei Heart Institute, the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, and the Masonic Cancer Center.
Fighting heart disease
From the Lillehei Heart Institute and the Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology, researchers continue their work in cardiac regeneration, cardiac development, muscular dystrophy, congenital heart medicine, and genomics. Going forward, the groups plan to add new investigators to the new building as space allows.
Finding treatments and cures for cancer
The Masonic Cancer Center utilizes the new space for two specific groups of investigators: chemical biologists focusing on studying chemical carcinogens as a cause of cancer, and faculty focusing on novel new therapeutic strategies to fight cancer.