On February 6-7, the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) organized the first International Symposium on transdisciplinary approaches for Neuroblastoma therapy, an event that brought together more than a hundred … Read more
IBEC contributes to elucidate how the rigidity of the tumor extracellular matrix affects the aggressiveness of neuroblastoma, a cancerous tumor that affects mainly children. This opens the door to generate more accurate models to predict tumor development in patients and to work in the design of new treatments.
Neuroblastoma is the most frequent malignant tumor in the first year of life. It is caused by a genetic mutation from immature nerve cells (neuroblasts) that the fetus produces as part of its development process.