Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Peiwen Chen, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurological Surgery

Peiwen Chen, PhD

Research Program


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Cancer-Focused Research

My research is to study the molecular and biological processes governing the development and metastasis of CNS tumors, including glioblastoma and metastatic brain tumors. Current interests are focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying the symbiotic interactions between cancer cells and immune cells (macrophages, microglia, myeloid-derived suppressor cells and T cells) in CNS tumors, and how such heterotypic signaling enables a tumor-promoting ecosystem and informs therapeutic strategies intercepting these co-dependencies.