Welcome to the University of Georgia Cancer Center

Cancer is a complex disease, and we at The University of Georgia Cancer Center are fighting it on three different fronts on behalf of Georgians.

We aim to:

  • Develop new methodologies for tumor early detection
  • Find new targets both inside and on the cancer cell surface to develop novel therapeutic drugs
  • Improve prevention efforts and the quality of life of patients and survivors


Because of a generous gift from a UGA alumnus who is a survivor of metastatic melanoma, the UGA Cancer Center and Emory Winship Cancer Center will join for a retreat in 2020. The primary goal for the retreat is to provide opportunities for the faculty and students from both Centers to share research interests and develop collaborations that will lead to funding that will impact cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.

UGA Cancer CenterEmory Winship Cancer Center


Rajashri Manjunath

As an undergraduate at UGA, Rajashri Manjunath has been involved in many different research and volunteer opportunities that have shaped her aspirations for the future. Through her research work in a variety of academic fields, she has realized the merit of an integrated approach to solving the most persistent problems of healthcare. One of her current research projects at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center focuses on two enzymes—POFUT2 and B3GLCT—which have been implicated in various cancers. In 2018, she presented her findings at the American Society of Matrix Biology Conference, and she will likely be a co-author on a manuscript including her results. She has travelled to Peru and India and has served communities that have poor access to medical services. After graduating from UGA, she plans to attend medical school where she will pursue her interests in translational medicine and social service. In her free time, she enjoys reading novels and playing tennis.