Gastrointestinal Cancer Program (GICP)

GICP Mission: To understand the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of GI cancers, identify and validate new diagnostic and prognostic tools for GI cancer management, and develop new therapeutic options for patients with GI malignancies

To address this mission, the GICP has been organized into three interactive themes with the following goals:

GICP THEMES

Mechanisms of GI Tumorigenesis

Biomarkers

Novel Treatment Approaches

Understand basic mechanisms of GI tumorigenesis and identify abnormalities that may serve as novel biomarkers or therapeutic targets

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Develop and validate biomarkers for GI cancer detection, prognosis, and risk stratification

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Explore novel treatment approaches for GI cancers in preclinical models and clinical trials

Program Leaders:

Jennifer Black, Ph.D.

Jennifer Black, Ph.D. 
Professor, Eppley Institute

402-559-6097 
jennifer.black@unmc.edu

Sarah Thayer, M.D., Ph.D.

Sarah Thayer, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor & Division Chief, Surgical Oncology
Associate Director, Clinical Affairs, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer 

402-559-7272 
sarah.thayer@unmc.edu