The European Commission advisory group
RISE (Research, Innovation and Science Policy
experts) advocates the establishment of a European Cancer Institute
to improve cancer treatment. This recommendation was recently
published in their policy brief in Molecular Oncology.
RISE considers comprehensive cancer centers, such as the
Netherlands Cancer Institute, to be crucial to such a collaboration
as they connect research with the health care
Biophysicist Jacco van Rheenen has won the Jozef Steiner Award,
a prestigious scientific award consisting of 1 million Swiss Franc.
As per October 1st he works at the Netherlands Cancer
Institute, leading his cancer biophysics research group. The award
allows him to continue and extend his fascinating research, which
involves studying cancer cells by filming them. The award ceremony
is held in Bern on October 13th.