The NCI Genitourinary Malignancies Center of Excellence (GUM-COE) brings together scientists studying genitourinary cancers (GU) from across NCI’s Center for Cancer Research (CCR), the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) as well as investigators who study GU malignancies in other institutes of the NIH.  Our goal is to provide a centralized resource and infrastructure aimed at accelerating the discovery, development, and delivery of interventions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of these cancers.


  • Promote interaction and collaboration among investigators within the NCI, NIH, and extramurally
  • Promote advances and opportunities for research in genitourinary cancers
  • Leverage cutting-edge tools, approaches, and resources to advance findings as they apply to cancer research
  • Train young investigators to address complex scientific questions through collaboration and multi-disciplinary approaches
Announcements and Upcoming Events

Genitourinary Malignancies Center of Excellence Seminar Series

    • Thursday, March 21, 2024, 12pm - Amy Moran, Ph.D. (Oregon Health & Science University)

    • Thursday, May 30, 2024, 12pm - Salma Kaochar, Ph.D. (Baylor College of Medicine)

    • Thursday, September 19, 2024, 12pm - Jelani Zarif, Ph.D. (Johns Hopkins)

    • Thursday, November 14, 2024, 12pm - John Lee, M.D., Ph.D. (UCLA)
    • Thursday, March 13, 2025, 12pm - Heather Cheng, M.D., Ph.D. (Fred Hutch)
    • Thursday, May 8, 2025, 12pm - Scott Dehm, Ph.D. (University of Minnesota)
    • Thursday, September 18, 2025, 12pm - Suzanne Conzen, M.D. (UT Southwestern)
Last updated by Sowalsky, Adam (NIH/NCI) [E] on Jan 26, 2024