Finding the weak spot of breast cancer cells


About the research

Despite recent advances in breast cancer treatment, too many women still die once this cancer has spread throughout their body. That's why Matteo Rossi is looking to find weaknesses of breast cancer cells, in order to defeat them.

Matteo Rossi
FWO - KU Leuven - VIB

His fascination for what lies just beyond the boundaries of our knowledge and comprehension drove me during his fifteen-year long scientific career through Italy, the U.S. and Belgium. He devotes his research to the understanding of the biology of cancer from different perspectives, in an effort of gaining a more integrated view of how cancer cells behave and interact with their environment. "Cancer is a complex disease and only through unraveling such complexity we will be able to effectively fight it", according to Matteo. 

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