8 November 2019
Edwin Cuppen discusses tumour-agnostic drugs for cancer patients
Cancer medicine has traditionally focused on the site of a tumour, but in recent decades research has held out the promise of spotlighting its genetic background instead. The ultimate goal is to achieve more personalised treatment. Now that the first ‘tumour-agnostic drug’ has been authorised, that moment has finally arrived.
7 November 2019
Oncode is hiring!
Interested in joining us? Oncode is an independent institute dedicated to understanding cancer and translating research into practice more efficiently. Oncode, starting from a deeper understanding of the basics of cancer, works to come up with better treatments and improved diagnostics.
4 November 2019
A platform to fully exploit available clinical CRC studies
Miriam Koopman and Louis Vermeulen collaborate to improve prospects for colorectal cancer patients via Oncode's Equipment & Infrastructure Program. This program has a collaborative set-up to make equipment available throughout the community.
4 November 2019
Get the patient into the lab!
Oncode started the Patient Perspective Program. The goal of this program is to connect (ex-)patients to Oncode labs and/or individual Oncode researchers. This should decrease the distance between Oncode researchers and patients so they can explore, investigate and understand each other's worlds. Research groups from the Netherlands Cancer Institute and the LUMC are taking part in the first pilot of the Patient Perspective Program.
28 October 2019
Inaugural lecture Karin de Visser
On Friday, 15 November 2019, Oncode Investigator Karin de Visser (NKI) will give her inaugural lecture (in Dutch) on the topic of Tumor Biology and Immunology with the title: 'The immune system: a double-edged sword that needs direction'. This event will take place at16.00 at the University of Leiden, (Academiegebouw, Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden) and will be followed by a reception. The Oncode community is invited to be present at this ceremony.
25 October 2019
Anne Rios receives the St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award
Oncode Investigator Anne Rios of the Princess Máxima Center received the St. Baldrick’s Robert J. Arceci Innovation Award at the annual SIOP congress in Lyon, France. This is the first time the award has gone to the Netherlands.
15 October 2019
Oncode Quarterly Magazine - October 2019
Welcome to the second edition of our quarterly magazine. Are you curious what kept us busy the past few months? In this edition you can read interviews with Jannie Borst, Andrea van Elsas, Ruben van Boxtel and Rebekka Schneider. And there's much more!
11 October 2019
Geert Kops receives ERC Synergy Grant
Oncode's Scientific Director Geert Kops (Hubrecht Institute) has received a European Research Council (ERC) Synergy Grant to investigate the causes and effects of chromosomal aberrations in cancer, together with Iva Tolic (Ruder Boskovic Institute), Angelika Amon (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and Nenad Pavin (University of Zagreb). Together they receive 10 million euros for their interdisciplinary effort that combines cell biology, bio(physics) and genetics.
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