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Over the past 10 years, the chemotherapeutic arsenal has been expanded to include molecular-targeted therapies based on the principle that cancer cells become addicted to a single driver oncogene. However, use of these new therapies is limited due to development of acquired resistance. To fully understand how resistance develops, patient-derived models are an absolute pre-requisite, but establishi ...
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Blood-based biomarkers such as Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs), circulating free tumor DNA (cfDNA) and microRNAs (miRNAs) have the potential to improve the development of personalized medicines for cancer patients. This is of particular importance when biopsies of the primary tumor or metastases are not accessible (e.g. at early disease stages or in minimal residual disease) or possible and the ass ...
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Training Network for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (IMMUTRAIN)

Start date: Dec 1, 2015, End date: Nov 30, 2019,

In the European Union, cancer is the leading cause of death and the overall cancer incidence is still increasing. As a result of expanding efforts to improve cancer outcome, a main paradigm change is occurring in cancer therapy towards individualized medicine. Antibody-based therapies form an integral and constantly growing part of this approach. Antibody-based therapies will strongly influence th ...
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This ETN is embedded into an established international research programme; The European Research Initiative on Anaplastic Lymphoma Kinase (ALK)-related malignancies (ERIA; www.erialcl.net) is an existing and functional network of 13 partners, which will cosset and nurture a cohort of early stage researchers to become confident, competent, independent and well-connected European scientists with exc ...
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Ewing Sarcomas (ES) are fatal, rare bone cancers particularly affecting young people. About 60% of patients achieve long term survival with current treatment but there has been no improvement in this proportion for 25 years. Treatment is unsuccessful because chemotherapy fails to prevent the development of, or to effectively treat established, metastases. In addition, of the 600 new cases of ES o ...
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Mutanome Engineered RNA Immuno-Therapy (MERIT)

Start date: Jun 1, 2013, End date: Nov 30, 2017,

The Mutanome Engineered RNA Immuno-Therapy (MERIT) project aims to clinically translate and industrially validate a pioneering RNA-based immunotherapy approach to target the individual tumour antigen signature. MERIT focuses on previous inventions, fits into the overall business and innovation needs of the partners, and addresses triple-negative breast cancer patients with high medical need. The M ...
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... tments and redistribution of dose.3 decrease community costs by reserving expensive treatments for those who will benefit.This will be studied in randomized phase II clinical trials in top European institutes, followed by phase III trials outside this proposal.
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Rational molecular Assessments and Innovative Drug Selection (RAIDS)

Start date: Oct 1, 2012, End date: Mar 31, 2017,

Cervical cancer (CC) is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide. The main objective of the RAIDs project is to use this model system which is accessible to repeat biopsies to learn how to stratify patients into targeted therapies. The patients’ tumors will be classified into molecular subtypes based on their molecular profile by use of high-throughput technologies (sequen ...
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Age-related cancers, especially of the trachea, are neoplastic lesions that significantly impact upon the lives of thousands of European patients each year. Unfortunately, most present with inoperable lesions for which median survival is less than 12 months. Based on our previous clinically successful experiences with in vivo completely tissue engineered tracheal replacement in benign tracheal dis ...
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Over the last 40 years, treatment for childhood and adolescent cancer has improved greatly; 5- year survival after childhood cancer is now 80% in developed countries. Approximately 1 individual in 750 of young adults is now a childhood cancer survivor. Epidemiologic data on the number of European childhood cancer long-term survivors are not available, but estimates suggest a number between 300,000 ...
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A European Platform for Translational Cancer Research (EUROCANPLATFORM)

Start date: Jan 1, 2011, End date: Dec 31, 2016,

... ject analysed the barriers underlying the increasing fragmentation of cancer research and stressed the need to improve collaboration between basic/preclinical and comprehensive cancer centres (CCCs), institutions in which care and prevention is integrated with research and education. Furthermore, it proposed the creation of a platform of interlinked cancer centres with shared infrastructures and c ...
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Sarcomas are rare malignant tumors, with an overall incidence of 6/105/year. Bone and soft tissue connective tissue tumours encompass more than 50 different rare histotypes and more than 150 different molecular subtypes. The incidence of individual rare sarcomas subtypes is often less than 0.5/105/year. Given sarcoma rarity as a group, but even more as individual entities, few prospective clinical ...
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... o tailor treatment for individual patients. CTC are however rare and can only be obtained for further characterization in a small fraction of patients.In the CTCtrap consortium universities, research institutions and SMEs are linked in a common effort, starting from the simple, but innovative view of using Therapeutic Apheresis (TA), as a way to collect CTC from peripheral blood in cancer patients ...
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Among patients with adrenal masses Adrenocortical carcinoma (ACC) and malignant pheochromocytomas (MPH) are found with a low incidence but very unfavorable prognosis. Due to this poor clinical outcome, concomitant hormone dysregulation and limited treatment options the two cancer entities severely impact on affected patients. However, the rarity of the tumors also impedes clinical studies which ar ...
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"ENCCA aims to establish a durable, European Virtual Institute clinical and translational research in childhood and adolescent cancers that will define and implement an integrated research strategy and will facilitate the necessary investigator-driven clinical trials to introduce the new generation of biologically targeted drugs into standard of care for children and adolescents with cancer. This ...
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... s training experience will offer the fellow a unique opportunity to acquire new skills by learning emerging genetic epidemiology techniques while collaborating with one of the leading institutions in the field. The project will highly benefit the European community by providing the candidate with expertise in state-of-the-art methodologies in a fast evolving and important area of research, and by ...
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Along the cancer care workflow, existing preoperative and intraoperative procedures such as the identification of small tumourous areas or the precise resection of tumors show significant fail rates, due to the inability of current imaging techniques to perform a reliable in situ diagnosis. Moreover the complete pathological diagnosis, often based on histology slides preparation, is usually only a ...
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... ces could be achieved more effectively with participation of the most prominent scientists from the ENP countries. Ukraine is a country of high potential for scientific and technological development. Institute of Molecular Biology and Genetics is one of the leading scientific centres in molecular biomedicine area in Ukraine, which has rather good results in the fundamental research and development ...
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The major elements of scientific uncertainty in the context of radiation protection policy and of risk assessment for cerebrovascular diseases, set the following key topics (1) the direct assessment of health effects through epidemiological studies of groups exposed to low doses, (2) doses-response and biological effects from different types of radiation and (3) the biological processes in cells a ...
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Epidemiological evidence has established a link between cardiovascular disease and exposure of the heart and major vessels to doses above 500mGy. At lower doses the evidence for a detrimental effect is inconclusive. In part, this is due to the lack of appropriate epidemiological studies, coupled with lack of knowledge of the processes involved that is needed for construction of mathematical models ...
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Relevance: WINTHER project focuses on the development and validation, in 24 months, of industry supported new tools and computational methods, to predict efficacy of drugs in cancer patientsCurrent medical needs: Selection of cancer targeted therapies based on molecular abnormalities (mutations /amplifications/ translocations) benefit today only to 10-40% of patients. For the remaining majority, ...
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Individualisation of cancer therapy based on standardized biomarker assays is one of the most demanding challenges in cancer medicine. In the RESPONSIFY consortium, we will integrate information on response prediction from different breast cancer types and methodologies into biomarker tests for targeted therapies in the clinical routine setting. Those tests will be developed for commercialisation ...
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"The strategic development of accurate biomarkers to predict response to therapy in cancer medicine will enhance clinical outcome and reduce the health economic impact of drug resistant disease. The PREDICT consortium will identify and validate predictive biomarkers for two drugs which have direct anti-tumour cell and anti-angiogenic activity and for which no established predictive biomarkers of t ...
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"Lung cancer (LC) is still the most lethal type of cancer worldwide. The extremely poor prognosis for LC patients is partly due to the lack of effective therapies. At present, most patients with pulmonary carcinomas are treated with chemotherapy. This essentially consists of classic cytotoxic drugs which only improve survival in small cohorts in few cases. In spite of the rapidly growing understan ...
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Epidemiological and experimental evidence supports a link between chronic inflammation and cancer and indicates a role for inflammatory cells in the initiation, progression and metastasis of malignancy. The objective of the collaborative integrated project INFLA-CARE is to structure a European collective of scientific and technological excellence in the field of ‘Inflammation & Cancer’ which will ...
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The project aims at developing a new integrated and automated microfluidic tool for cancer cells screening. This instrument will have a reliability and power much beyond state of the art (capture yield increased by a factor from 10X to 100X and multimodal typing of the cells in 3D high resolution images), allowing earlier and more accurate diagnosis, prognosis and selection of treatments of cancer ...
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Oral Off-patent Oncology Drugs for Kids (03K)

Start date: Sep 1, 2008, End date: Aug 31, 2011,

... tments. In accordance with ICH guidelines, the development of these agents will lead to improved quality and safety of paediatric drug formulations. The O3K project involves 9 partners (including 5 institutions and 3 SMEs providing expertise in clinical and pharmacological research relating to paediatric oncology along with 1 parents organisation) from three European member states (UK, It and Fr)"
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The growing use of diagnostic X-rays and of high-dose techniques (CT, interventions) in children and adolescents is a topic of concern in radiological protection. Studies of other populations indicate that children are generally more sensitive to health effects of radiation than adults. In addition, children have a longer life-span to express any radiation-related health effect and, because of the ...
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