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Chemopreventive Agent Development Research Group

About the Research Program


  • Provides scientific and administrative oversight for preclinical chemoprevention agent development up to early phase I chemopreventive agent research utilizing physiological endpoints in healthy volunteers.
  • Research includes all classes of agents (e.g. pharmaceuticals, micronutrients) and includes synthesis/extraction, and mechanistic studies (e.g. assays using high-throughput gene analysis technology, cell cultures from high-risk tissue, carcinogenesis related biochemical activities, technologies focusing on molecular targets and their modulation leading to the identification and optimization of promising chemopreventive agents).
  • Assists extramural investigators to bridge the gap between discovery and clinical testing through management of the PREVENT Cancer Preclinical Drug Development Program.
  • Works with DCP clinical research groups in clinical trials development, agent acquisition, IND - directed toxicology and related research.
  • Communicates with extramural and intramural investigators and industry and provides technical support and research resources for chemopreventive agent development.

Research Group Staff

See contact information, room numbers, and more on the Staff Directory in the About DCP section.

Vernon Steele, PhD, MPH
E-mail: steelev@mail.nih.govPhone: (240) 276-7030

See full bio in the About DCP section.

Martha Basinger


Phone: (240) 276-7111

Dan Boring, RPh, PhD


Phone: (240) 276-7094

Barbara Dunn, MD PhD


Phone: (240) 276-7093

Brian Klein, PhD


Phone: (240) 276-6685

Ronald Lubet, PhD


Phone: (240) 276-7099

Winfred Malone, PhD, MPH


Phone: (240) 276-7096

Mark Miller, PhD
E-mail: mark.miller5@nih.govPhone: (240) 276-5004

See full bio in the About DCP section.

Marjorie Perloff, MD


Phone: (240) 276-7097

Danny Prince, ESA


Phone: (240) 276-7085

Robert Shoemaker, PhD


Phone: (240) 276-7077

Chen Suen, PhD, RPh


Phone: (240) 276-7095

Farzana Walcott, PhD


Phone: (240) 276-7661

Research Group Contact Information

Phone: (240) 276-7030
Fax: (240) 276-7847

US Mail Address
Chemopreventive Agent Development
Research Group, DCP, NCI
9609 Medical Center Drive
MSC 9787
Bethesda, MD 20892-9787
    Commercial Delivery Address
Chemopreventive Agent Development
Research Group, DCP, NCI
9609 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

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