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Neil Bhowmick PhD
Neil Bhowmick, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine and a member of the Uro-Oncology Research Program at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.
Dr. Bhowmick’s laboratory studies stromal-epithelial interactions in prostate cancer through the development of novel transgenic mouse models to test mechanisms of therapy. The primary goals of the laboratory include: 1) Identify diagnostic biomarkers of prostate cancer that distinguish indolent vs. metastatic disease non-invasively. 2) Determine the role of stromal fibroblasts in prostate cancer initiation and progression to therapeutic resistance. 3) Understand the role of bone cells in prostate metastatic growth. 4) Determine mechanisms of targeted therapy through bone marrow derived cell manipulation. 5) Determine the role of the tumor microenvironment on cancer initiation, progression and metastasis to determine patient risk of cancer progression and therapeutic intervention. The research in Dr. Bhowmick's lab is supported by the National Cancer Institute, the Department of Defense and the Veterans Administration.
After earning his bachelor's degree from the University of Florida, Dr. Bhowmick earned his doctorate in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Georgia. He then completed a postdoctoral fellowship in cancer biology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.