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.
Congratulations to Dennis!
Congratulations to Katrina!
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
Lawson, Kessenbrock, and Werb labs publish new review highlighting the impact of intratumor heterogeneity on tumor progression, metastasis, and drug resistance.
Lab tour with local patients and advocates
Breast cancer advocate Sandi Spivey and local metastatic breast cancer patients tour Lawson lab and discuss new developments in breast cancer research.
American Cancer Society Making Strides Walk
Devon talks to the crowd about local breast cancer research before the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides walk in Orange County to raise money and awareness for breast cancer.
CBS News LA interview
Devon visits CBS LA news to discuss new developments in breast cancer, in honor of breast cancer awareness month and the upcoming American Cancer Society Making Strides walk in Orange County.
Team Michelle donates $40,000 to breast cancer research
Team Michelle donates to Lawson lab for new pilot project to research the function of Natural Killer cells (NK) in metastatic dormancy. Team Michelle is a non-profit organization launched by Michelle Crago Buessing, friends and family, following her diagnosis with breast cancer several years ago. Team Michelle hosts many yearly events to raise money and awareness for breast cancer, and has been donating to breast cancer causes for >9 years.
2018 undergraduate research symposium
Congrats to our undergraduate researchers, Anushka Silva, Leona Torosian, Christian Calderon, Anush Markaryan, Grace Hernandez, Davit Orujyan, Armani Oganyan, and Madona Masoud, on presenting their research posters at the 2018 Undergraduate research symposium.