V Courtney Broaddus, M.D.


Research Interests:
Role of apoptosis in asbestos-induced malignancy. Molecular interaction of asbestos fibers with mesothelial cells, specifically with regard to the role of cell surface adhesion receptors.

Our lab studies the ways that tumor cells resist dying either when they are single cells or when they aggregate into clumps, called 3-dimensional spheroids. Our goal is to understand the strategies that resistant tumors use to avoid death and then find ways to bypass these defenses.


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