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The Surgery Branch of the National Cancer Institute has a dual function at the NIH. Investigators in the branch are involved in the conduct of laboratory and clinical research aimed at improving the management of patients with cancer. In addition, the Surgery Branch has a major commitment to providing surgical consultative care for patients throughout the Clinical Center and is responsible for clinical care in most surgical subspecialties, including thoracic surgery, gynecological surgery, endocrinology surgery, vascular surgery, and vascular access. Laboratory research efforts emphasize studies of tumor immunology and immunotherapy, surgical metabolism, and molecular genetics. In these studies, an emphasis is placed on the translation of laboratory findings into the development of clinical protocols. Clinical efforts emphasize the development of new approaches to the immunotherapy of cancer, as well as the development of innovative surgical approaches to the treatment of patients with primary and metastatic cancer.

This page was last updated on 6/27/2006.