Areas of Research
- Neural Regulation of Cancer Research
- Tumor Microenvironment Research
- Head and Neck Cancer Research
Welcome to the Amit Laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center. We are a neuroscience and cancer biology research lab. Our lab goal is to advance the current understanding of the nervous system contribution to cancer. We established experimental models in neuroscience research to uncover novel mechanisms used by the nervous system to promote tumor initiation, progression and metastasis. We apply these tools to study complex biological processes that occur in human cancers including transformation, invasion, metastasis and chemoresistance evolution. These processes have previously been difficult to study with technologies using cell lines cultures.
Funding support for the Amit Laboratory includes 1 R37 CA242006-01A1 NIH/NCI - Defining the Role of Tumor-Neural Crosstalk in Head and Neck Cancer Progression and Treatment Resistance.