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.


Nancy Hopkins to receive 2024 Public Welfare Medal 

MIT Koch Institute

Congratulations to Nancy Hopkins, who will receive the prestigious the National Academy of Sciences Public Welfare Medal for “her courageous leadership over three decades to create and ensure equal opportunity for women in science.”  The medal is the Academy’s most prestigious award, established in 1914 and presented annually to honor extraordinary use of science for the public good.

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.