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Klefström lab

Oncogenic signaling pathways as therapeutic targets in breast cancer

Our laboratory studies oncogene and tumor suppressor induced cancer-specific cellular programs, which cause therapeutic vulnerabilities in breast cancer.

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Pharmacological intervention of SARS-CoV-2 entry mechanisms by blockade of TMPRSS activity

The Klefström laboratory has been identifying and developing chemical and pharmacological inhibitors against hepsin/TMPRSS family members for a long time with the goal of preventing cancer invasion. Some of our drugs or drug-like molecules could be repurposed to prevent SARS-CoV-2 entry to cells, potentially offering a fast-track treatment option for the COVID-19 disease.

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Klefström lab summer student summit 2020! Our summer students had their first opportunity to present what they have been up to. Great work, students and supervisors! ... See MoreSee Less

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We feel privileged to have presented twice (a minisymposium and a poster session) at the annual AACR meeting. Thank you for joining us, and for the active Q and A session. We appreciate your curiosity and support.

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Great news! CancerIO is launching in Finland. 🥳

"The coming age of IO will have a transformative impact on fundamental and clinical cancer research, healthcare systems, business and, most importantly, on the lives of cancer patients."

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Research Programs Unit/Translational Cancer Biology
& Medicum, Biomedicum Helsinki 1,
Medical Faculty, University of Helsinki

Haartmaninkatu 8
00290 Helsinki

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FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Tel. Lab +358 2 941 25494 (room B509)
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