Francesca Cole, Ph.D.
Francesca Cole, Ph.D.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Titles & Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

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Grant Information

Grant ID: R1213
Grant Mechanism: 
Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members
Recruited From: 
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Date Awarded: 
August 02, 2012
Grant Amount: 

Repairing broken DNA is a crucial feature of normal cells that prevents cancerous mutations from developing. But compromised DNA repair is a common feature of most cancers, making DNA repair in cancer cells heavily reliant on one or a few repair mechanisms.

A researcher who studies the mechanisms of DNA repair in normal cells says this may be a vulnerability in cancer cells that can be exploited therapeutically. Geneticist Francesca Cole was recruited from Memorial Sloan-Kettering to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Science Park, with the help of a First-Time Tenure-Track Award from CPRIT in 2012.

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