Work in my lab is focused on basal cell carcinoma, other Hedgehog-driven cancers, and a virus-associated cancer called Merkel cell carcinoma. We have developed and characterized multiple genetically-engineered mouse models to address fundamental questions in cancer biology, including identifying potential cells of origin of cancer, functions of oncogenic signaling in tumor maintenance, significance of cross-talk between signaling pathways in cancer, interactions between tumor cells and their microenvironment, and the regulation of tumor cell fate.
Andrzej Dlugosz, MD
Poth Professor of Cutaneous Oncology
Professor, Departments of Dermatology and Cell & Developmental Biology