Mechanisms of Metastasis

Abstract close up photo of cellular tissue
Breast cancer cells (brown) in the mouse mammary gland.

Cancer cells establish distant colonies by the process of metastasis which is a serious and often fatal complication of this malignant disease. Weill Cornell scientists from the center are focused on cutting edge research to better understand the mechanisms of metastasis in various cancers including glioblastoma (brain cancer), lung cancer and breast cancers. Studies that focus on cancer microenvironment also allows a general understanding of cancer spread that is common to most cancers.

Domenick J. Falcone, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Email: dfalcone@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6491

Xin-Yun Huang, PhD

Professor of Physiology and Biophysics
Email: xyhuang@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-6362

Vivek Mittal, MD

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology in Cardiothoracic Surgery
Director, Neuberger Berman Lung Cancer Laboratory
Email: vim2010@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212 746-9410

David Lyden PhD, MD

Associate Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Email: dcl2001@med.cornell.edu
Phone: 212-746-3941