Andrew DeCastro, PhD

andrew-decastro-245x245Raymond and Beverly Sackler Fellow

Breast tumors and other solid cancers do not exist in a vacuum and is a disease composed not only of cancer cells, but also the surrounding stromal cells making up the tumor microenvironment. My research interests are focused on the role of the surrounding fibroblasts in modulating the rigidity of the tumor microenvironment and its contribution to the promotion and progression of breast cancer.