The Park lab brings together scientists from across the world to study cancer and the mechanisms that regulate its progression.
Normal functioning of the body requires that all the cells accomplish their function according to a precise and detailed plan. When these normal growth or modulatory signals are altered, this results in an imbalance of signals that promote growth, suppress death, and enhance the invasive capacity of the cells. The Met receptor controls normal tissue organization during development and wound healing but when these signals become activated in human tumours, which occurs by several mechanisms and in many tumour types, these molecules contribute to tumour cell migration, invasion and metastases. We aim to understand these processes.