Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutch
Human Biology Division, Fred Hutch
Dr. Kevin Cheung is interested in a grand challenge in cancer biology: the problem of metastasis, the process by which tumor cells spread to distant parts of the body. Conventional thinking holds that metastases are seeded by single tumor cells, but recent experimental and clinical studies have revealed the importance of a collective strategy, in which tumor cells efficiently metastasize as clusters. Dr. Cheung and his group pursue the unique questions that emerge from the clustered state. His laboratory is particularly intrigued by mechanisms for cell specialization and cooperation, and their implications for metastasis early detection, prognosis, and therapy.
Division of Medical Oncology, University of Washington
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance and University of Washington Medical Center
Harvard College, 2001, B.A.
Weill Cornell Medical College, 2006, M.D.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, 2009, Internal Medicine Residency
Johns Hopkins, 2015, Medical Oncology Fellowship
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