Co-Director Statement

Cancer research is increasingly dependent on knowledge of biological networks of multiple types. The CCMI will leverage advanced interaction mapping and computational facilities which have been established at two University of California campuses (UCSF and UC San Diego) to generate, assemble and analyze cancer networks, focusing initially on head and neck squamous cell carcinoma and breast cancer.

Origins of CCMI

The Cell Map Initiative was initially founded in 2015 with major funding from the Fred B. Luddy Foundation, the Vice Chancellor of Health Sciences at UC San Diego and the Chancellor of UCSF. In 2017, the NCI announced that we were now one of 5 new members of Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (U54 CA209891).