About the Program
The Ayers Institute for Precancer Detection and Diagnosis was established on July 1, 2005 at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
The objectives of the Ayers Institute are as follows:
- To detect cancers and precancers at their earliest stages
- To develop diagnostic tests to assess the prognosis for cancers and to predict responses to cancer treatment
- To advance the science and technology of cancer detection and diagnosis