MY MENTOR & I PERSPECTIVE
The role of Il-34 in the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma
Kristina Schiavone and Dominique Heymann
Kristina Schiavone is a PhD student at the department of Oncology and Metabolism at the University of Sheffield with an MSc in Molecular Medicine. Her research is directed at understanding the biological functions of the cytokine Interleukin (IL)-34 and its contribution to the pathogenesis of osteosarcoma. She hopes that her study will lead to the improvement of current therapies and development of individualised treatments for osteosarcoma patients.
Professor Dominique Heymann is head of the European Associated Laboratory “Sarcoma Research Unit”, Inserm at the University of Nantes (France) and the University of Sheffield (UK). His main research topics are the pathogenesis of bone sarcomas, with particular interest in the dialog of bone microenvironment and tumour cells. His research aims to improve the knowledge on sarcomas to develop new therapeutic approaches.