The Cheung Lab studies the origins and vulnerabilities of metastatic breast cancer with a particular interest in the biology of CTC clusters and the collective metastatic cascade. We are developing experimental and analytical approaches for exploring the organizing principles of tumor cell cooperation and their impacts on cell migration, signaling, and therapy resistance. Through this collective lens, we hope to contribute to the discovery of more effective treatments and prevention strategies for metastatic breast cancer.
Jan 19, 2021: Emma successfully defends her dissertation. Congrats Emma!
Oct 27 2020: Emma describes a Goldilocks principle for mouse tumor organoid expansion in her new paper in JMGBN.
Oct 1 2020: Emma publishes her paper "Regulation of collective metastasis by nanolumenal signaling” in Cell.