Scientific research at the Foundation is planned with a view to improve understanding of the relationships between venous thrombosis and cancer by fostering collaboration between researchers in disciplines, such as hematology, oncology, immunology, biology, pharmacology and biochemistry. We now know that thrombosis and cancer are bound by a two-way link: not only is the risk of thrombosis higher among cancer patients, but activation of the coagulation system favors tumor growth. The Foundation’s aim is to break this vicious cycle between cancer and thrombosis, and gain an understanding of what is really involved to develop strategies for prevention and effective antithrombotic therapies. The idea is to interrupt the mechanism promoting tumor growth and spread.
BACKING PATIENTS UP
Supporting patients in the proper management of thrombotic and hemorrhagic disorders, also involving the local health and non-health authorities, and hospitals (public, private, and/or academic).
INFORMING PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Producing informational material and organising meetings between doctors, patients and their families, to make sure they receive all the information they need about their illnesses and the plans for treating them.
STUDY GRANTS AND AWARDS
These enable Italian and foreign scientists to do research on topics of interest to the Foundation and stimulate them to participate in research projects involving other Italian and international bodies.
Collaboration between disciplines, such as hematology, oncology, immunology, biology, pharmacology, biochemistry, and other basic clinical sciences, is essential to ensure high-quality research.
ORGANIZING MEETINGS AND OTHER INITIATIVES
The ARTET Foundation considers congresses and conferences dealing in depth with scientific topics and research the best means for spreading the results of its own work and involving society by providing complete, reliable information.
For a non-profit organization (Onlus is the Italian abbreviation) direct and indirect financing is essential for current and future research, its dissemination in the scientific community, and planning and organizing initiatives and projects to provide laypeople with information.