A major difficulty found in effective cancer treatment is the complexity of the biological mechanism underlying cancer onset and disease progression. This is because the genetic makeup and metabolic profile of each individual patient influence the effect of anticancer drugs. As such, different people respond differently to the same therapy: while one treatment brings about the desired success in one group of patients, it does not change the condition of other groups at all, or even leads to adverse effects.
The Zebrafish Lab has designed a innovated strategy for prevention and treatment of cancer called ZebraONCOfish®. The chance to carry out a dynamic display of the cancerous process in vivo offers us the unique opportunity to understand this subjacent biology and design a tailor-made treatment for each case.