Overcoming our inner enemy
Cancer is a group of diseases characterized by uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells. These cells accumulate mutations over time and acquire new skills, such as the ability to better control the immune system and migrate to other tissues. Cancer biology, and especially the crosstalk between cancer and immune cells, is extremely complex. Yet, understanding it could open up novel therapeutic strategies.
Humanitas researchers investigate tumor biology and tumor microenvironment using advanced single cells approaches, with a special focus on the double-edge role of innate and adaptive immunity in cancer development and progression.