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"Our laboratory is based on an interdisciplinary, participatory team science approach aimed at scientific discovery for the benefit of cancer patients, our community and mankind".
- Dr. Jaime L. Matta
During the last decade we have been primarily focused on the field of translational cancer research, studying the role of DNA repair as a risk factor for breast and skin cancer.
a) Define the role of DNA repair capacity (DRC) in breast and skin
cancer susceptibility and response to chemotherapeutic agents.
b) Identify DNA repair genes that are associated with breast and
c) Study how epigenetic and nutritional (e.g. antioxidants) factors
regulate DNA repair capacity in humans.
d) Develop active research collaborations with other laboratories
with complementary expertise in cancer research.
Dept. of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Ponce School of Medicine
P.0. Box 7004
Ponce, Puerto Rico, 00732