“Our goal is ambitious, but mostly challenging.”
Large efforts in biomedical sciences and clinical research have yielded a wealth of data and insight into ILC development, diagnosis, and responses to treatment. This knowledge has culminated in the awareness that ILC is a specific cancer type that should be studied and treated as such. Accordingly, our goal is to use and extend the knowledge on ILC-specific biology and clinical features to develop tailored intervention trials that enable better treatment.
To better stream-line translation of discovery science to successful clinical implementation, we have joined key European biomedical and clinical scientists working on ILC to form a complementary and comprehensive lobular breast cancer team. We collaborate on the interphases of discovery science, translational research, pathology, bioinformatics, imaging, epidemiology and medical oncology. The broad setup and complementarity of our initiative will provide an unprecedented focus and critical mass to boost biomedical knowledge and clinical intervention.
Importantly, we are aiming at closely collaborating with breast cancer organisations to establish a strong EU-based ILC advocacy movement that will join us to achieve our common goal: an improved understanding, diagnosis and treatment of ILC.