Working together for a cure.
Thousands of women are diagnosed with breast cancer every day, and science has a fundamental role to play in searching for effective answers and treatments, which would renew hope for a healthier future.
iMM-Laço Hub is focused on promoting scientific research into breast cancer. It seeks to contribute to treating breast cancer with greater precision and to bring us closer to the solution – a cure.
Hear it from
the research team at iMM.
Dr Maria do Carmo-Fonseca
“The attention of the group I lead has always been focused on genes, on how we can study and understand genetic alterations, and how (…).”
Dr Maria Mota
iMM Executive Director
“We need civil society to support us; we need civil society to get involved with us.”
Dr Bruno Silva Santos
“We have to manipulate the immune system to make it completely antitumour.”
Dr Luís Costa
Director of the Oncology Department at CHLN
“In our laboratory, with relation to breast cancer, we are very focused on understanding why it is that this disease has a high propensity (…).”
Dr Célia Carvalho
Molecular testing to assess the risk of recurrence
“If we know the genetic profile of each cancer, we can provide the most appropriate treatment for each tumour.”
Dr Catarina Silveira
Tumour DNA sequencing research
“The goal is to develop techniques that are sufficiently sensitive to detect alterations in the tumoural DNA circulating in bodily fluids.”
Dr Sérgio Dias
“More recently, we have studied the interaction between the vessels, the cancer itself, and the immune system of the host to find out how (…).”
Dr Karine Serre
Manipulation of myeloid cells
“I feel inspired by being able to study the immune system and by trying to cure one of the greatest diseases of the 21st century: cancer.”
Dr Sandra Casimiro
Research into metastatic disease
“All discoveries are important but I think that society and patients would like to have a faster answer.”
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