Elisabetta Dejana, a cell biologist and expert on regulation of vascular system development, directs the New strategies to inhibit tumor angiogenesis research unit at IFOM, which focuses on development of tumor vasculature.
After earning a degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Bologna, she moved to Milan to work at the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, where she investigated the mechanisms underlying pathological thrombosis and cardiovascular diseases. read more
One of the innovative aspects of anti-cancer therapies concerns the possibility of inhibiting tumor growth by blocking blood supply. The simple idea is that, if starved, the tumor will not grow but, on the contrary, will shrink and become more susceptible to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cancer cells induce the formation of their own vascular system by recruiting new vessels from the host. However, the resulting vasculature is structurally and functionally abnormal. read more
Il Corriere della Sera | Giovanni Caprara
2014.11.19 | Giovanni Caprara