Dr. Huiping Liu's Lab

Cancer Discovery Paper Publication!

Congratulations Liu Cluster Team, Especially Xia!! Great team work and tremendous efforts of Xia, Rokana, Madoka, Dr. Liu and all other team members who contributed to make it possible to publish our paper in this esteemed Journal. This achievement has provided us great inspiration to continue doing research work  to achieve our ultimate goal of finding best possible cure for Breast cancer patients.


Homophilic CD44 interactions mediate tumor cell aggregation and polyclonal metastasis in patient-derived breast cancer models
Xia Liu, Rokana Taftaf, Madoka Kawaguchi, Ya-Fang Chang, Wenjing Chen, David Entenberg, Youbin Zhang, Lorenzo Gerratana, Simo Huang, Dhwani Patel, Elizabeth Tsui, Valery Adorno-Cruz, Steven Chirieleison, Yue Cao, Allison Harney, Shivani Patel, Antonia Patsialou, Yang Shen, Stefanie Avril, Hannah Gilmore, Justin Lathia, Derek Abbott, Massimo Cristofanilli, John Condeelis, Huiping Liu



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Xia Liu wins the Komen Career Catalyst Research (CCR) award March 28th, 2018

It is our pleasure to announce that our very talented lab member Xia Liu won Komen CCR award. We are very proud of you, Xia! It’s a time to celebrate your hard work!




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Chinese New Year: Dumpling Party/ Competition!! March 4th, 2018

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New publication: Wenjing Chen, Andrew Hoffmann and Xia Liu publish a review article in npj Precision Oncology February 16th, 2018

Congratulations to Xia, Andrew, Wenjing!!

“ Organotropism: new insights into molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis”

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Fun Time!! Our Brides to be… February 2nd, 2018

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Rokana wins the Oncogenesis and Developmental Biology T32 fellowship November 27th, 2017

Congratulations Rokana!


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Erika wins the Carcinogenesis T32 Fellowship October 24th, 2017

Congratulations Erika!


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Valery wins 2017-18 Jay Yeh Graduate Student Award for Excellence!! October 2nd, 2017

Congratulations Valery!


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Review Publication in Trends in Cancer: Congratulations Erika and Andrew!! September 2017

Congratulations to both Erika and Andrew for their review publication in Trends in Cancer Journal, focusing on cancer stem cells as well as challenges and new strategies to prevent them from metastasizing cancer in other organs.

New Opportunities and Challenges to Defeat Cancer Stem Cells. Ramos EK, Hoffmann AD, Gerson SL, Liu H. Trends Cancer. 2017 Nov;3(11):780-796. doi: 10.1016/j.trecan.2017.08.007. Epub 2017 Sep 21. PMID: 29120754

Erika                                       Andrew

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