Cheung Lab

Cheung Lab

Collectively invading breast tumor

Our Research

The Cheung lab studies the origins and vulnerabilities of metastatic breast cancer. We take a particular interest in the molecular and cellular basis of collective metastasis, the spread of tumor cell clusters to distant organs, and the interrogation of circulating elements such as CTCs and CTC clusters involved in metastasis. We are developing experimental and analytical approaches for exploring the organizing principles of tumor cell cooperation and their impacts on cell dissemination, 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.