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Lucia Languino, PhD

Contact Dr. Languino

Kimmel Cancer Center
233 S. Tenth Street, Suite 506
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-3442

Education
PhD, Pharmacology, Negri Pharmacological Research Institute, Italy

Expertise & Research Interests

Integrin and Growth Factor Receptor Signaling in Cancer

Dr. Languino investigates the role of cell adhesion receptors in phenotypic changes of prostate cancer cells. A strong research focus is being devoted to the study of the cross-talk between cell adhesion molecules, extracellular matrix proteins and growth factor receptors in vitro and in vivo systems and how this cross-talk affects intracellular signal transduction, cell survival, cell migration and cell division. Dr. Languino's research interests also focus on the cellular and molecular characterization of the metastatic process of prostate cancer with particular emphasis on the signals directing distant localization of prostate cancer cells