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The Best of the AACR Journals Collection: Author Profiles

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Fatima Mechta-Grigoriou

Title & Affiliation:
Director of the Stress and Cancer Laboratory, Coordinator of the Breast Cancer Scientific and Medical Program, and Scientific Director of the Cancéropôle Île-de-France, Institut Curie, Paris, France

Most-cited Article:
Single-Cell Analysis Reveals Fibroblast Clusters Linked to Immunotherapy Resistance in Cancer

Q: What is your primary area of study/research?
A: Cancer, tumor microenvironment, stroma, cancer-associated fibroblasts, oxidative stress, and metabolism.

Q: What influenced your decision to embark on a research career?
A: My main motivation was and is still: "To better understand in order to better cure."

Q; What excites you most about your research area?
A: To perform interdisciplinary research and to interact with all members of my lab, including clinicians, biologists, and bioinformaticians. This allows us to combine multi- and interdisciplinarities to establish key findings in cancer.

Q: What do you do for fun outside of work? What are your passions and hobbies?
A: To walk by the sea, to hike, and to read.


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