In 2015 Associação Laço joined forces with Instituto de Medicina Molecular and together they formed Fundo iMM-Laço: On the Way to a Cure to support breast cancer research projects and bring hope to thousands of women who are diagnosed with this disease every year.
Currently, there are four ongoing projects at iMM Lisboa supported by Fundo iMM-Laço: On the Way to a Cure. Two of these projects investigate the immune system and its role in the inhibition of tumor growth and metatases formation and how it can inihibit tumoral progression. Two other projects investigate tumor genetics: one tries to understand what leads tumors to metastize in the bone and the other focuses on the genetic analysis of tumor cells to predict their response to chemotherapy in women with early stage breast cancer, as well as identify which types of tumors have a higher level of metastatic risk.
The goal of all the projects supported by the Fundo is to understand the underlying causes of breast cancer in order to lower its incidence, provide more effective treatments and discover the mechanisms that lead to metastatic breast cancer.
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