faculty

Peter Nelson

pnelson@fhcrc.org

Fred Hutch, 

Cancer Biology

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Gene Expression, Cell Cycle & Chromosome Biology

Genetics and Genomics of Cancer

Faculty Contact Information

Building: Thomas Room: D4-109 Box: D4-100 Phone: 206-667-3377

Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Building: Thomas Building Room: D4-100 Box: D4-100 Phone: 206-667-3498 Alt Phone: 206-667-3377

Accepting Students For:

Rotation, Autumn
Rotation, Spring
Rotation, Summer
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Permanent

Research Summary

We study several inter-related aspects of cancer biology. We seek to identify and understand the role of key somatic genomic alterations that drive cancer development, metastasis (with organ tropism), and therapy resistance. A second area of focus involves determining influences of the tumor microenvironment on cancer cell behavior. A third area of focus centers on determining the roles of hormones and nuclear hormone receptors as lineage oncogenes, with a particular emphasis on cancer of the prostate, the most common cancer affecting men.