Research in the Cancer Axis focuses on the cause and prognosis of cancers from infancy to adulthood. The axis has developed translational strengths in four areas – breast cancer, prostate cancer, melanoma and colon cancer.
The Infection and Immunity Axis is a large, multidisciplinary group that encompasses the rapidly expanding fields of immunology, host defence, autoimmunity and atopic disorders, such as asthma and eczema.
The overall goals of the Musculoskeletal Disorders Axis are to improve our understanding of disease mechanisms and expedite the development of strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal disorders.
Researchers in this axis work collaboratively to characterize the inflammatory nature of a wide range of respiratory diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the role of infection in chronic inflammatory respiratory diseases.