Discovering the Molecular Pathways That Drive Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death among women in the United States. Breast cancer can be categorized into distinct subtypes based on the pattern of genes expressed by the tumor. These gene expression signatures guide treatment decisions and correlate with clinical outcome. Our lab is focused on understanding both the normal processes regulating cell fate determination in the breast, and the relationship between cellular differentiation and cancer, in order to discover the complex molecular pathways driving this disease.