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Alan Tuck

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Professor

MD University of Western Ontario
PhD
University of Western Ontario
FRCPC


Office: Dental Sciences Building, Room 4044
Phone: (519) 661-2030
Fax: (519) 661-3370
E-mail: alan.tuck@lhsc.on.ca

Clinical Activities

Keywords: pathology, diseases of the breast, breast cancer

Description of Clinical Activities: As the leader of the breast pathology subspecialty team at LHSC and SJHC London, I have an active role as a consultant in breast pathology for the Southwestern Ontario region, and serve as an active member of the Breast Disease Site Group Multidisciplinary Team (LHSC/LRCP). 

Research Activities

Keywords: breast pathology, breast cancer, progression, metastasis, osteopontin

Description of Research Activities: Research interests focus on the cellular and molecular mechanisms of breast cancer malignancy, including:  1) molecular controls of the early stages of breast cancer progression; 2) factors important in metastasis, in both experimental and clinical settings; and, 3) the role of specific factors, such as the secreted phosphoprotein osteopontin, in the malignancy of breast cancer and other tumours.