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Organisation

Laboratory of Growth Control and Cancer Research (VIB-KU Leuven Center for Cancer Biology)

Division

Main organisation:Department of Oncology
Lifecycle:1 Jul 2012  →  Today
Organisation profile:

The Laboratory of Growth Control and Cancer Research conducts reasearch on the mechanisms that control organ size. Currently they focus on three main topics: 1) How mechanical forces regulate cellular behavior and the Hippo pathway, 2) The regulation of cell competition and the role of the Hippo pathway therein, and 3) The role of the Hippo pathway in cancer cell dormancy. These three projects are highly related and interconnected and aim at understanding the extracellular signals that regulate the Hippo pathway and how Hippo signaling and other pathways are normally involved in growth control and regeneration and how misregulation of the Hippo pathway leads to cancer.

Keywords:Cancer
Disciplines:Morphological sciences, Oncology