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Department of Bioengineering - Professor Cheng Dong


Cancer metastasis is the leading cause of death among cancer patients. Over one million people are diagnosed with cancer each year (American Cancer Society; Our goal as a lab is to understand how cancer spreads and what mechanisms that tumor cells use to move in and out of the vasculature. More importantly, we are studying how tumor microenvironment affects immune cells functions and immunoediting within the microcirculation, especially the role that leukocytes and endothelial cells play in tumor cells extravasation during the metastasis.


Photo of lab members posing on Nittany Lion Shrine