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NWO ENW-KLEIN grant for research molecular mechanisms of lysosome-driven 3D cancer cell invasion

Nalan Liv, PhD in Imaging Physics and Postdoc in Cell Biology, received an NWO ENW-KLEIN grant to study the molecular mechanisms of lysosome-driven 3D cancer cell invasion by high-resolution correlative light and electron microscopy.

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Hospitals Utrecht region join forces in Oncomid

Oncomid supports and facilitates collaboration between specialists, for example by securely exchanging patient data between the different hospitals. Together, the hospitals do more and better scientific research. Also they are continuously working on improving care and looking for new treatments. As a result, the knowledge and expertise is not limited to one hospital and ensures that the quality of cancer care in the entire region increases.

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Cancer patients want their GP's involvement

Cancer patients need more involvement from their GP after being diagnosed in hospital, including joint decision-making about treatment. However, planning such a joint process is a major challenge. These are the results of 2 UMC Utrecht studies, one by Ietje Perfors and one by Eveline Nooteboom. Continued development of interventions to support primary care involvement in cancer care remains necessary. The need for primary care is obvious, but the design, evaluation and implementation of new interventions remains challenging. Together with other primary and secondary care providers in the region, UMC Utrecht has made collaboration arrangements to provide structured oncological care to improve the counseling of patients with cancer.

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New research reveals effects of COVID-19 on breast cancer screening, treatment and care

New research reveals effects of COVID-19 on breast cancer screening, treatment and care An increase in deaths could be prevented by ensuring older women do not miss final screening How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect the daily lives of women diagnosed with breast cancer? Dr Claudia Bargon, clinician and PhD student at University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), presents this study at the (online) European Breast Cancer Conference (EBCC) that takes place October 2 & 3.

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Increased risk of cardiovascular disease in women treated for breast cancer can be predicted

Automated analysis of breast cancer patients’ routine scans can predict which women have a greater than one in four risk of going on to develop cardiovascular disease, according to research presented at the 12th European Breast Cancer Conference.

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Large variation in histologic grading of breast cancer between pathology laboratories

Quality improvement of biomarker assessment in breast cancer

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Over € 4 million for cancer research in Utrecht

The Dutch Cancer Society (DCS) is investing 4.4 million in 8 studies at Utrecht Science Park. It concerns 5 studies at UMC Utrecht, 2 at the Hubrecht Institute and 1 at the Helen Dowling Institute.

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Warm plea for the Innovation Clinic

“We have to organize our care in such a way that we can actually learn from each patient without losing valuable information. A so-called innovation clinic makes that possible.” Prof. Lenny Verkooijen makes a warm plea for this in a short webinar about ‘learning from implementation’, organized by the Information Council of the Dutch Health Department.

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Medicatietest op gekweekte eierstoktumor is mogelijk

Sinds kort is het mogelijk om bij eierstokkanker uit tumorcellen van een patiënt in het lab mini-eierstoktumoren te kweken om daar medicijnen op te testen. Arts-onderzoeker Chris de Witte laat zien dat de reactie van deze mini-tumoren op geneesmiddelen vrij nauwkeurig de reactie bij deze patiënt voorspelt. Ook DNA-kenmerken van de tumor lijken medebepalend voor het behandelsucces. In de toekomst kunnen deze bevindingen mogelijk helpen om patiënten een behandeling op maat te bieden en zo de overlevingskans te vergroten.

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Improving primary care involvement in cancer care

Thesis dr. Ietje Perfors, Improving primary care involvement in cancer care

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