Spinal Oncology Lab

  • The bony skeleton is one of the most common sites of metastatic spread of cancer and a significant source of morbidity in cancer patients, causing pain and pathological fracture, impaired ambulatory ability and poorer quality of life. In our continuous investigation of the mechanism of metastasis in spine tumors and of developing animal models and treatments, our team seeks to understand how cancer cells metastasize to the bony spine. Our laboratory develops novel techniques to evaluate our animal models of metastatic spine disease.

    Research Areas: spine cancer, spine, cancer