Cancer research involves the complex study of cellular, genetic and molecular mechanisms that contribute to tumor development. Such research requires sophisticated and costly state-of-the-art technologies. The University of Chicago Biological Sciences Division (BSD) provides shared technologies through core facilities, which provide specialized services in the support of research as well as serving as educational resources for the UChicago community. The availability of shared facilities is also critical for attracting and retaining world-class researchers and clinicians.
Multiple levels of scientific and administrative oversight ensure the continued delivery of optimal state-of-the-art technologies to meet the needs of the research community. Ten of these shared facilities are supported by the Comprehensive Cancer Center through its NCI Cancer Center Support Grant. These facilities are integrated with the other core facilities and include: