June 26th, 2019 | Lille

Nearly 1 out of 8 European women will be affected by a breast cancer during her life.

The main surgical intervention to cure breast cancer today is mastectomy (73%) which remains a complicated intervention, often leading to a loss of self-esteem, sexual issues as well as a need for body acceptance. Only 20% of these women benefit from a breast reconstruction, either with silicone implants or transplants of tissues, requiring several interventions and presenting clinical risks and hurdles.

MAT(T)ISSE project aims to address these clinical challenges by developing, with the support of a multidisciplinary partnership across France and Belgium, a brand new solution for breast reconstruction. The innovation will consist of a 3D-printed bioresorbable and textile matrix to facilitate the transplant of tissues, as well as to guide the breast reconstruction process. This breakthrough innovation opens the way for a personalised and safer breast reconstruction, in a single intervention.

MAT(T)ISSE partners’ are delighted to invite you to a workshop on the 26th June to participate to the ongoing revolution in implants!

>>> The programme is currently under preparation, please check out this page regularly <<<