Tumor Microenvironment and Metastases
The developing Tumor Microenvironment and Metastases research program spans the gamut from basic to clinical research in a wide range of environments to include brain, pancreas, prostate, breast, lung, liver, skin, neural plexus, and ovary.
The research goals of the Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis (TMM) Program are to advance our basic understanding of the role of cancer cell stromal interactions in cancer initiation, progression and metastasis; to evaluate the functions of the metastatic niche; and to translate this knowledge into discovery of new cancer targets and therapies. This will entail collaborations among TMM members and researchers from the cancer center's other programs. The long-term goals are to take advantage of the new genomics to devise novel preventive and targeted therapeutic strategies that improve cancer care.