Cancerous tumors do not grow as an isolated entity. To develop and expand they depend on the active support of normal healthy tissue. Despite that, most current cancer research focuses on specific cancer types instead of observing the problem on a whole-organism systemic level. An innovative approach aims to gain a novel perspective on cancer by studying the mechanisms by which tumor cells utilise the body’s innate forms of communication to recruit non-tumor cells to support tumor growth and metastasis.

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Main Interests

How the exchange of extracellular vesicles, a natural form of communication in the body, can be utilised by cancerous tumors for growth and metastasis

 

Methods

Flow cytometry, Cell culture, Animal models of cancer

Models and Regions

Mice

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AFFILIATION

Champalimaud Foundation

Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown

Avenida Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

T (+351) 210 480 200

joe.paton(at)research.fchampalimaud.org

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