Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Lucille Castori Center for Microbes, Inflammation, and Cancer (CMIC) brings together laboratories and investigators conducting research on infections in cancer patients, microbial causes of cancer, and infection-induced inflammation. Our mission is to promote research focusing on the relationship between microbes and their mammalian hosts and to identify specific microbes, microbial populations, and microbe-derived factors that promote the development or progression of cancer.
Research topics that fall under the Castori Center umbrella include:
- Microbe-induced inflammation
- Microbial causes of cancer
- Microbiota, microbiome, microbial transcriptome/metabolome and cancer
- Use of microbes or microbial molecules to treat cancer
- Infections associated with cancer treatment
- Novel approaches to prevent infections caused by highly antibiotic resistant microbes