Understanding the biology behind the development and progression of cancer is crucial to evaluating strategies for prevention and treatment. Researchers across campus are identifying diagnostic tools – from biomarkers to machine learning algorithms, early detection tests and more – that can help guide decisions for clinicians and patients and improve outcomes.
WARF is launching a WARF Accelerator Challenge to identify and support technologies on campus that impact this important area of research.
Oncology Diagnostics Projects
We’re looking for projects that focus on new ways of diagnosing cancer and improving patient outcomes, including: novel and creative proof-of-concept work in identifying/validating novel biomarkers (proteins, nucleic acids, metabolites, pathogenic mutations, epigenetic changes or tissue morphological changes) associated with cancer and/or platforms for diagnosing the presence of the disease, characterizing the stage of disease, optimizing treatment or tracking how the disease responds to treatment.