Pursuing a cure for breast cancer relapse using recent advances in technology

Map out breast cancer tumors from 500 women at risk for relapse and use technology to find weaknesses in the tumor that can lead to treatments.

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, at University of Toronto
Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, at University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada
Dr. Mathieu LupienDr. David Cescon

Dr. Mathieu Lupien

Dr. David Cescon

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Project Summary

While current therapies can be effective, treatment fails for many women with breast cancer. They go on to experience incurable relapses due to limited treatment options. The breast cancers that are most likely to relapse tend to affect younger women, amplifying impacts on the individual and families.

We still don’t fully understand why standard breast cancer therapy fails. Recent advances in technologies and artificial intelligence enable us to study breast cancer relapse with clarity like never before. We want to create and analyze an atlas of changes that occur in tumors that relapse to find new treatments.