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RATHER targets untreatable and aggressive forms of Breast Cancer

 

Funded by the EU Commission's FP7 Programme of Research & Development.

 

Breast cancer is a disease that presents great emotional, social, economical and clinical problems world-wide. There is a crucial need to develop more targeted therapies and marker systems for breast cancer. More information can be found at www.targetbreast.com and www.ratherproject.com

RATHER is a consortium project funded by the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme of Research and Development.

The project will focus on two specific difficult-to-treat subtypes of breast cancer.

  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma in situ (ILC) is a type of localised cancer that occurs within the milk-producing lobules of the breast. It accounts for approximately 10% of cases of breast cancer globally.
  • Triple Negative (TN) breast cancer is a metastatic subtype that lacks the estrogen, progesterone and HER2 receptors. It accounts for approximately 15% of cases.

At present, no targeted therapies are available for either of these diseases.

The RATHER consortium aims to better our understanding of these cancers by applying state-of-the-art investigative techniques to 300 clinical samples from patients with these diseases (150 ILC and 150 TN). RATHER website>>

Breast cancer is a disease that presents great emotional, social, economical and clinical problems world-wide. There is a crucial need to develop more targeted therapies and marker systems for breast cancer. The work activities of this consortium is hoped to have a significant impact on the development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics for breast cancer. The consortium comprises of academic and industry partners. Target Breast website>>

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