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  • How immune cells facilitate the spread of breast cancer

    The body's immune system fights disease, infections and even cancer, acting like foot soldiers to protect against invaders and dissenters. But it turns out the immune system has traitors amongst their ranks. Dr. Karin de Visser and her team at the Netherlands Cancer Institute discovered that certain immune cells are persuaded by breast tumors to facilitate the spread of cancer cells. Their findings are published advanced online on March 30 in the journal Nature.

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  • Grant of 1,9 million euro for personalized lung cancer treatment with the help of tumor organoids

    Predicting which treatment or combination treatment works best for individual lung cancer patients is hard. The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Hubrecht Institute and the University Medical Center Utrecht are going to collaborate to determine whether such personalized treatment is possible with the help of tumor organoids. This large, ambitious project has received a grant of 1.9 million Euro from Alpe d'HuZes/the Dutch Cancer Society.

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