Let’s boost our immune system against cancer!

580€ raised

Français

Notre système immunitaire agit comme une armée qui nous protège des attaques quotidiennes occasionnées par des agents pathogènes tels que les virus ou les bactéries.

Des recherches menées dans notre institut ont pour la première fois démontré que les cellules tumorales peuvent également être reconnues par notre système immunitaire, offrant ainsi la possibilité d’utiliser nos propres cellules comme arme pour combattre le cancer : le concept d’immunothérapie apparait. Cette approche a permis de révolutionner le traitement de certains cancers comme le mélanome, mais rencontre un succès bien plus modéré dans d’autres types de cancer.

Les recherches de notre équipe visent précisément à mieux comprendre pourquoi les cellules immunitaires ne sont pas toujours capables d’éliminer les tumeurs. A termes, nos travaux permettront d’améliorer l’efficacité de l’immunothérapie dans le traitement du cancer.

Votre contribution permettra d'accélérer la découverte de la prochaine génération de thérapies contre le cancer. Rejoignez-nous pour ce projet passionnant !

English

Our immune system behaves as an army, protecting us from daily assault caused by pathogens such as viruses and bacteria.

Research in our institute demonstrated for the first time that cancer cells could also be recognized by our immune system, providing the possibility to use our own cells as a weapon to fight cancer: immunotherapy was born. This therapeutic approach revolutionized treatment of some cancers such as melanoma but has much less success in other types of cancer.

Our team aims therefore to better understand why immune cells are not always able to eliminate tumors. Ultimately, our works will allow to improve the efficacy of immunotherapy in cancer treatment.

Your contribution will help to boost the progress of finding the next generation therapies against cancer. Join us for this exciting project!

— Let’s boost our immune system against cancer!

The de Duve Institute is a multidisciplinary biomedical research institute hosting several research laboratories of the Faculty of Medicine of the UCLouvain, as well as the Brussels branch of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research.

The de Duve Institute is based on three key principles:
- priority to fundamental research and freedom of researchers,
- special attention to the medical benefits that may result from fundamental discoveries,
- multidisciplinary collaboration in an environment of skills, techniques and equipment.

The money raised during the crowdfunding campaign will allow the Institute to purchase state-of-the-art equipment and foresee grants to recruit exceptional scientists. By donating you are accelerating research.

Donations (9)

9 magic donors are supporting "Let’s boost our immune system against cancer!"
100 €
Stephan  —  5 months ago
20 €
Héloïse  —  7 months ago

For PhD 😎😀

40 €
MariDo  —  7 months ago
80 €
Michele  —  7 months ago
80 €
Diane  —  7 months ago

Bon courage à toute l‘équipe !

100 €
aurelie  —  7 months ago
40 €
Jingjing  —  7 months ago

🙌🙌

40 €
Marie  —  7 months ago

=D

80 €
Benoit  —  7 months ago

Bravo !!

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