DEVELOPMENT

PERSONALISED APPROACHES TO BREAST CANCER

Prof. Cathrin Brisken’s group at EPFL, Switzerland, work on understanding how hormones interact with developmental signaling pathways in the breast to control growth and differentiation and how they contribute to breast cancer development. The lab then seeks to translate these insights into novel approaches to prevent and treat breast cancer – you can watch a video about this here and to find out more information about the Brisken Lab please follow this link.

GENDER MEDICINE IN CANCER PREVENTION
CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

Cervical cancer (CC) is amongst the most lethal (and most easily preventable) forms of cancer, where 85% of all CC-related deaths occur in low- and middle income countries (LMICs), like sub-Saharan African countries. For this development project, we plan to:

• Implement precision cervical cancer screening in rural outposts of Africa
• Identify of novel diagnostic markers and druggable targets for detection and prevention of HPV-driven malignancy
• Joint analysis of data to produce clinical and epidemiological results that inform clinical and public health planning

Click here to learn more about this project.