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Events Go Digital – The Digital Transformation
In this blog Yuva Oz, Business Developer at Oncode Institute, shares her experiences of attending digital scientific events during pandemic restrictions.
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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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A crisis calls for community: how three Oncode Investigators help find solutions for COVID-19
For more than half a year now, finding solutions to solve the current COVID-19 crisis is a priority - not only for the Netherlands, but for the entire world. With labs closed and the entire country in lockdown, the urgency and the pressure became almost tangible. In the midst of the chaos, Oncode Investigators Marvin Tanenbaum, Hans Clevers (both Hubrecht Institute) and Lude Franke (UMC Groningen) decided to put their knowledge and skills to good use.
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Some subtypes of gastric/oesophageal adenocarcinoma responsive to immunotherapy
Interview with medical oncologist and Oncode Investigator Dr Sarah Derks. Gastric and oesophageal adenocarcinomas are a heterogeneous group, so it should come as no surprise that not all subtypes of gastric and oesophageal adenocarcinoma respond equally well to immunotherapy. Sarah explains why tumours that test positive for the Epstein-Barr virus and tumours with microsatellite instability are particularly responsive to immune checkpoint inhibitors.
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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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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.
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<span>Vesna</span><span>de Jong</span>

Vesna is a Digital Content Manager at Lygature, and is responsible for all things digital at Oncode. Originally from Slovenia, where she finished her MA in English language and literature, life led her to the Netherlands. Vesna has more than 10 years of experience in translation and localization, and has gained extensive experience of digital communications while working for one of the biggest online travel agencies.
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Getting the patient’s voice into cancer research
Erica van Wuijtswinkel and Jacco van Rheenen on the importance of patient engagement
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“We have underestimated the complexity of cancer.”
Anton Berns doesn’t sound like someone who is about to stop working. The 74 years old professor in Molecular Genetics talks with great enthusiasm about new technologies which, according to him, will drive the progress in cancer research the coming years.
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Open Science
Open Science: quicker access and more transparency
Oncode Investigator Bas van Steensel (NKI), is one of the Open Science advocates within Oncode Institute. Not a topic that is high on everyone's priority list, but that makes Bas extra passionate to explain the importance of it, and – not in the least – why researchers can benefit from it.
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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.
Research Groups
Why clinicians and fundamental researchers need each other
Oncode Investigator Wilbert Zwart and Medical Oncologist André Bergman are interviewed why clinicians and fundamental researchers need each other, and the value produced by such collaboration
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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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How to manage a top research group
Is there a secret recipe for a successful research group? How do you recruit the best scientists? And how do you ensure that people in your team can excel?
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Research Strategy
How fundamental oncology will shape future cancer treatment
Two researchers, Jeanine Roodhart and Henk Verhuel, try to predict which fundamental research paths are most likely to improve the life of cancer patients in the future
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The Oncode Community Platform: Connecting researchers to create impact
Oncode Institute is a mission-driven research effort that goes beyond the competitive model of science. Within Oncode, researchers are strongly encouraged to work together because we need all available talent to outsmart cancer and impact patient’s lives. Oncode has co-created a digital tool with the research community that should help researchers find the expertise they need.
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Annual Conference – young researchers are the future
On November 8th and 9th 2018, cancer researchers from all over The Netherlands gathered for the Oncode-CGC Annual Conference. A quick look at the audience showed that not only the speakers were a dynamic mix of people. It is safe to say that the cancer research community is young, diverse and very motivated to create impact.
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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.