Bethany A. Kerr Laboratory

             Tumor Section                                            Bone Histology                                        Bone MicroCT

Primary prostate cancer tumors use the circulation to acquire proteins and bone marrow derived cells (BMDC) to support tumor cell proliferation and blood vessel growth.  In addition, cancer stem cells are mobilized into the circulation resulting in bone metastasis.  Our goal is to understand what cells and proteins the tumor uses to signal to bone to prepare for metastasis.