News overview

Esmo
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.
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<span>Yuva</span><span>Oz</span>

Over 17 years of experience in Molecular Biology, Yuva completed her MSc. degree at EMBL Heidelberg and conducted her PhD research on the topic of Chromatin and Biomedical Genetics at Hubrecht Institute as a Marie-Curie fellow. Interested in clinical aspects of the research, she joined to oncology specialized clinical research organization SMS-oncology, gaining experience both in clinical trial management (early phase paediatric and adult trials) and Business Development aspects. At Oncode, she is driving the industry engagement programme to enable new alliances and collaborations between Oncode and biopharma to fast-forward research and innovation. Furthermore, working closely with Oncode Investigators, she supports technology, clinical and IP assessments for efficiently translating fundamental research into clinical benefit. She is the founder and designer at Art 4 Science, a scientific visualization – graphic design company.
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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.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
Drug Combinations Theme
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.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
Electornmicroscope
27 September 2019
NKI starts EM facility for the Oncode community
Oncode’s Equipment and Infrastructure programme aims to support the research community by enabling joint equipment- and infrastructure-based projects between different institutes.
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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.
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Tcs Marathon
17 September 2019
Join the Oncode team
For science, together against cancer! Oncode is participating in the TCS Amsterdam Marathon that takes place 20 October 2019. We would like to invite all researchers from all institutes to join the team.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
Louis Vermeulen
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.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
Miao
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.
ElizeBrolsma

<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
Mario Van Der Stelt
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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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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26 July 2019
New vacancies at Oncode Partner Institutes
Are you planning on the next steps in your scientific career? Check out these vacancies at the labs of Oncode Investigators Linde Meyaard, Peter ten Dijke and Sarah Derks.
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<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.
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23 July 2019
Highlights from the Scientific Meeting on Tumor Heterogeneity
The meeting was about exchanging latest insights, approaches and model systems to understand the origins of heterogeneity and its implications
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C Tech
11 July 2019
Oncode Investigator Hugo Snippert receives Organ-on-Chip award
Seven projects in the Organ-on-Chip Showcases call have been awarded a grant by Top Sector Life Sciences & Health (Health~Holland).
ElizeBrolsma

<span>Elize</span><span>Brolsma</span>

Elize is part of Oncode’s communication team. She has over 10 years of experience in the com-munication industry, both for commercial and non-profit organisations. After obtaining her bache-lor and master degree in communication at Utrecht University, Elize worked as a communication professional at a research institute, PR agency, law firm and internet company. She has a strong focus on external communications and Public Relations. At Oncode - together with her colleagues - Elize produces the monthly newsletters for Oncode Investigators & Researchers and the Oncode digital magazine. She publishes content for the Oncode website and is responsible for all social media channels. She enjoys discussing science with researchers and support them in their outreach.