faculty

Kevin Cheung

kcheung@fredhutch.org
Assistant Member

Fred Hutch

Public Health Sciences

Cancer Biology

Cell Signaling & Cell/Environment Interactions

Developmental Biology, Stem Cells & Aging

Cellular and molecular basis of tumor cell cluster metastasis

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Research Summary

A grand challenge in cancer biology is the problem of metastasis, the process by which tumor cells seed distant organs. Conventional thinking holds that metastases are seeded by single tumor cells, but recent experimental and clinical studies have unveiled the importance of a collective strategy, in which tumor cells efficiently metastasize as clusters. My laboratory pursues the unique questions that emerge from the clustered state. We are particularly intrigued by mechanisms for cell specialization and cooperation, and their implications for metastasis early detection, prognosis, and therapy.

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Lab Information

Location: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Building: Arnold Building
Room: M5-A851
http://research.fhcrc.org/cheung/en.html