The Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT

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Celebrating 50 years of collaboration, innovation, and curiosity in cancer research at MIT

Our Research Areas

From fundamental discoveries to engineering advances, we strategically pursue five areas of research that, across tumor types, are critical for rapid progress toward defeating cancer.


KI faculty take on Cancer Grand Challenges 

MIT News

Michael Birnbaum will lead Cancer Grand Challenges Team MATCHMAKERS, backed by $25 million over five years. Along with Regina Barzilay and Brandon DeKosky, the team will take advantage of recent advances in artificial intelligence to develop tools for personalized immunotherapies for cancer patients. In addition, Ömer Yilmaz will join team PROSPECT to help address early-onset colorectal cancers.

At the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, scientists and engineers work together to solve some of the most difficult problems in cancer. We ask big questions in strategic areas, where the answers have big impacts on how we understand and treat cancer.