Cancer Biology

Principal Investigator: 
Yi-Chieh (Nancy) Du, Ph.D.

Metastasis accounts for most of the cancer death. Our laboratory is dedicated to helping patients through research. Our goal is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying progression and metastasis of cancer. We have developed a novel mouse model of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor to evaluate whether the candidate genes promote advanced diseases and to investigate the molecular mechanisms.

Active Projects

  • Identification and functional characterization of metastasis genes
  • Investigation of the relationship between oncogenes and cell types for tumorigenesis


PI: Nancy Du, Ph.D.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)

PI: Shuibing Chen, PhD
Co-PI: Nancy Du, PhD
The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)

PI: Nancy Du, PhD
National Institutes of Health (R01 grant)

PI: Yi Chieh (Nancy) Du, PhD
Manhasset Women’s Coalition Against Breast Cancer

Lab Team

Cancer Biology Lab Team

Additional Key Academic Personnel

Xiang Chen
Research Associate
TianTian Zhang
Research Associate

Contact Information

Nancy Du, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10065

Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464
Surgical Pathology: (212) 746-2700