10 October 2019
ESMO 2019: what have we learnt?
While the autumn started showing itself in some parts of Europe, the sun was shining in the city of Gaudi which was home to more than 28,000 attendees for the ESMO 2019 annual congress. For one week, Barcelona was flooded with top-quality science and ambitious visions that will shape the future of cancer therapies.
3 October 2019
'One-two punch' method published in Nature
The labs from Oncode Investigators René Bernards and Leila Akkari (NKI) have published the results of important research in Nature. Many combinations of cancer medicines could theoretically work very well together, but in practice these combinations are too toxic for the body to withstand. The researchers devised a possible alternative: the 'one-two punch', named after the effective combination of two quick successive punches in boxing.
3 October 2019
DRUP study in Nature
In 2016, the Drug Rediscovery Protocol was launched in the Netherlands. This is a unique and innovative pan-cancer clinical trial that seeks to expand the use of EMA and/or FDA-approved targeted therapies beyond their approved indications. In a Nature paper, published 30 September, the research team now takes stock of the progress of DRUP over the first three years.
27 September 2019
A cost-effective treatment strategy for metastatic colorectal carcinoma patients
The sustainability of the healthcare system is under extreme pressure, given the increasing costs associated with research, drug development, treatment and hospital care. Through support of its Investigators’ research and development activities, Oncode is working to advance new and innovative therapies to patients.
15 August 2019
Inaugural lecture Louis Vermeulen
On Friday, September 6th, 2019, Oncode Investigator Louis Vermeulen (Amsterdam UMC, location AMC) will give his inaugural lecture to officially accept his position as newly appointed professor of Molecular Oncology. This event will take place at 4pm at the Aula der Universiteit (Singel 411, corner Spui) and is followed by a reception. The Oncode community is invited to be present at this ceremony.
13 August 2019
Miao-Ping Chien: ‘What I’ve learned from the LSW Venture Challenge’
The Life Sciences at Work Venture Challenge is a 10-week programme to develop an initial idea – a breakthrough research result – into a solid business case. Miao-Ping Chien, Oncode Investigator and group leader at Erasmus MC, is one of the few researchers who was given the opportunity to participate. Oncode Institute talks to her about the insights she gained following this program.
29 July 2019
Research Management Committee welcomes new member Mario van der Stelt
We are pleased to announce that Mario van der Stelt (Leiden University) is now part of Oncode’s Research Management Committee. Mario brings the Leiden flavour to the RMC and has a wealth of experience in medicinal chemistry, drug discovery and chemical biology.
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