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Laboratory of Stem Cells & Cancer

Faculty of Medicine | Erasme Campus

Interfaculty institutes | IB²: Interuniversity Institute of Bioinformatics of Brussels

Interfaculty institutes | U-CRC: ULB Cancer Research Center

(Code: ULB779)

Person in charge of the unit : BLANPAIN Cédric.

Funded in 2006 by Prof. Cédric Blanpain, the Laboratory of Stem Cells and Cancer uses lineage-tracing approaches to study the role of stem cells during
development, homeostasis and cancer. They uncovered the existence of stem cells dynamic acting during development, homeostasis and repair of the epidermis
and uncovered a novel paradigm of lineage segregation in the mammary gland and prostate. They were pioneered in the identification of cellular origin of
cancer in skin carcinoma and mammary tumors. The Laboratory of Stem Cells and Cancer developed novel approaches to unravel tumor heterogeneity and to
understand the mechanisms regulating the tumor states responsible for tumor growth, metastasis and resistance to anti-cancer therapy.

Campus : Campus Hospitalo-Fac
Campus Erasme
Location : Bâtiment GE, aile G2 4
Address : CP637 - Route de Lennik, 808 - 1070 Bruxelles
Phone number : +32 2 555 30 15
E-mail :
Web site :

Frascati domains:

 • 3.4 Health biotechnology

Disciplines CRef :

 • Biomedical sciences

 • Cancerology

 • Cell biology

 • Cellular genetics

 • Molecular biology

 • Molecular genetics

 • Teaching of bio-medical and agricultural sciences