The Fischbach lab at the 2017 Cancer Resource Center 5k race

Movat's pentachrome stain of the growth plate in a murine proximal tibia

Engineered microvessel

Polarized light image of Picrosirius Red-stained bone

Cancer-Associated Adipocytes on Fibronectin

Recent News

Frank's paper "Multiscale characterization of the mineral phase at skeletal sites of breast cancer metastasis." has been accepted for publication by PNAS! Click here to see the Cornell Chronicle article about the research in this paper.

Research Areas

Microenvironmental conditions (e.g., 3-D cell-cell and cell-extracellular matrix interactions) are critically important in tumor induction and progression, and mediate the establishment of metastases at preferential target sites. By exploring diversified tissue-engineered model systems and polymeric growth factor delivery strategies, our research aims at elucidating microenvironmental events that currently impair the prognosis of cancer patients and to develop new drug delivery systems for more effective treatment of cancer.

Recent Publications

He, F., Chiou, A. E., Loh, H. C., Lynch, M., Seo, B. R., Song, Y. H., ... & Duda, G. N. (2017). Multiscale characterization of the mineral phase at skeletal sites of breast cancer metastasis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 201708161.