The Lawson lab is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the metastatic spread of cancer cells to peripheral tissues. We take a systems-level approach, using cutting edge single-cell technologies to understand how the interplay between intracellular signals within the cancer cells, and extracellular stimuli from cells in the microenvironment influence the metastatic potential of individual cancer cells. We believe that new insights into the metastatic process will lead to new drugs to prevent and treat metastatic disease.
Thanks to Team Michelle and Friends!
TM & Friends donate $40,000 to support the next phase of our pilot project studying the role of metabolism in breast cancer metastasis.
Congratulations to Katrina Evans!
Check out the article describing her work, ‘Behrens fellow Katrina Evans looks to the brain for new perspectives on breast cancer.’
Review in Nature Cell Biology
Lab tour with local patients and advocates
American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk
CBS News LA interview
Team Michelle donates $40,000 to breast cancer research
2018 undergraduate research symposium
2018 CCBS Retreat
Race for the Cure LA