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The RASTRIC trial: new investigator driven clinical trial started

Recently, Hugo Snippert and Hans Bos (both CMM in the UMCU) found a combination of three readily available drugs, that was effective in the lab on models of this disease. Excitingly, this month a phase I/II clinical trial based on their work has officially started. The RASTRIC trial is a first-in-human clinical trial to test this new combination. The trial is led by medical oncologist Jeanine Roodhart and is open for registration.

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Cancer mutations convert an inhibitory protein into an accelerator for tumor growth

Cancer-inhibiting proteins, so-called tumor suppressors, play an important role in the prevention of uncontrolled cell division. This prevents tumor formation; similar to a brake in a car. Researchers from the UMC Utrecht have now shown that the generation of a fragment of these proteins leads to a switch in their function, turning the brake into a gas pedal. These insights generate a better starting point for new and more precise treatments.

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New research into childhood cancer

The Princess Máxima Center and UMC Utrecht recently signed a new and promising collaboration agreement.

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Informing metastatic colorectal cancer patients by quantifying multiple scenarios

Informing metastatic colorectal cancer patients by quantifying multiple scenarios for survival time based on real‐life data

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OncoCareer Board for early-career scientists

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How Our Immune Cells Recognize And Kill Tumor Cells

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Need to know & Nice to know NEWSLETTER october 2019

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Need to know & Nice to know NEWSLETTER july 2019

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June 17: Testing therapies on mini-tumors of head and neck cancer

Head and neck cancer is an aggressive type of cancer that often grows back, despite patients undergoing harsh treatments. Researchers of the Hubrecht Institute and UMC Utrecht succeeded in growing mini-tumors (or organoids) of head and neck cancers, that can be kept alive in the petri-dish for a long time.

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Need to know & Nice to know NEWSLETTER may 2019

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