Established through grants from the Virginia and D.K. Ludwig Fund for Cancer Research, the Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology unites members of the Koch Institute and MIT's extended cancer research community in a mission to unravel the mysteries of metastasis. As part of its focus on tumor invasion and dissemination, the Center is developing new approaches in molecular imaging and cellular detection to identify sites of metastasis early in the disease course and to follow the navigation of metastatic cells throughout the body.
Under the direction of pioneering cancer researcher Robert Weinberg, Ludwig Center investigators are intent on discovering the means to inhibit the initial spread of cancer cells and eliminate them more efficiently, wherever they may reside.
Dr. Bhatia was recruited to join the Center along with other facutly from MIT and the Koch Institute.