Their mission is to bridge the current gap between cancer cell biology - autonomous traits of malignant cells - and tumor biology - non-autonomous traits where, the unique features of the tumor micro-environment (TME) along with its cellular cross-talks are the main drivers of malignancy. They believe that only a comprehensive understanding of the environmental cues and molecular pathways that participate in the interaction between cancer cells and stromal cells within the harsh TME (at the primary site and metastatic niche) will enable the conception of brand new and specific therapeutic strategies.
VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology
O&N 4, 9e verd
Herestraat 49, bus 912
3000 Leuven, Belgium