Unite and Conquer Cancer

ASCO 2019 The ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) organization provides an excellent platform for education of oncology professionals, promoting cancer research and advocating patients who suffer from cancer. Every year, the ASCO Annual Meeting takes place at the McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois with the goal of conqueringRead More

First EACR-ESMO joint conference on Liquid Biopsies 2019 highlights

The first EACR-ESMO joint conference on Liquid Biopsies conference took place at the historic Centro Congressi Giovannia XXIII in Bergamo, Italy from 15-17 May 2019. I was delighted that I could attend my first liquid biopsy meeting ever, especially because I was one of the recipients of the EACR-WorldwideRead More

Immune system: our new fingerprint

In recent years, a considerable number of melanoma patients have shown great tumour regression when treated with immunotherapy agents. However, there is still a long way to go, when it comes to effectively select the patients that will actually benefit from these. My PhD project at Lund University, focusesRead More

Studying genetic changes in melanoma

Have you ever wondered why some melanoma patients do better than others? How is this linked to changes in our genes? In this video, I will highlight part of my research as a PhD student at the Wellcome Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK.   To learn more, check outRead More

Melanoma: win the battle against your resistance

In the past years, we have drastically improved treatments for melanoma-skin cancer patients. Nevertheless, tumor recurrence still remains an highly lethal matter of our concern.   I’m pursing my PhD project in the melanoma genomics lab-group of Göran Jönssön, where we are specifically working with melanoma cells invulnerable towards current effectiveRead More

Can we slow down skin cancer progression?

The progression from benign cells to melanoma is not fully understood. In addition to genetic alterations, some epigenetic mechanisms, the ones that do not involve DNA sequence, play a role in the development and evolution of melanoma. My PhD project aims to disclose the epigenetic features behind melanoma progression. WeRead More

How does the body fight with melanoma?

Here is a short (1min) and simplified video describing my project and some of the main results I have obtained so far. During my PhD, one of my research focus was to understand how melanoma can hide from the body’s defence mechanism, which is called the immune system. In my analyses,Read More