Cyrus Ghajar, PhD directs the Laboratory for the Study of Metastatic Microenvironments (LSM2) in Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Translational Research Program. Broadly, he is interested in how distant tissue microenvironments influence the behavior of disseminated tumor cells (DTCs). Specifically, his laboratory is working to understand how tissues like lung, liver, bone marrow, brain and lymph node regulate survival, growth and therapeutic resistance of DTCs, and how local and systemic changes awaken DTCs. His ultimate interests lie in targeting dormant DTCs to prevent and to treat metastasis.
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