“One of the best online meetings during the pandemic” Due to Covid-19 measures, the Cancer Core Europe Summer School will be held online again this year. “But even behind their computer, participants are given a unique chance to network between disciplines, age groups and specializations,” says the head of the organizing committee, Professor Stefan Fröhling from the German Cancer Research Center and the National Center for Tumor Diseases in Heidelberg. “Last year’s version, which was held online as well, was actually one of the liveliest and most interactive online meetings I attended so far!” Goal of CCE Summer School The goal [...]
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CCE_DART generated project quality guidelines The CCE-DART quality guide lines define the general approach to quality assurance and the procedures to be followed for managing the production and review of the project outcomes, as well as for the development of the research activities. CCE_DART members should use this text as a reference document for quality management. It addresses the following sections: Project plan. Having a transparent project planning is crucial to ensure the quality of the research. The plan, containing the project objectives, timelines and expected impacts is detailed in the Description of Action – DoA (Anex [...]
CCE-DART Genral Assembly Update Recently the CCE_DART General Assembly Update took place. General Assembly Meetings (GAMs) will be held every year. Six months after the GAM a one-hour update will be organised to present the current status of the project to all participants. CCE_DART is a H2020 project that aims to incorporate newer, more effective methods to the design, conduct and analysis of clinical trials, with special emphasis in creating a sustainable framework for academic initiatives. The project has been built around Cancer Core Europe, a network of comprehensive cancer research centres, and Basket of Baskets Clinical [...]
More experiences from the first TRYTRAC meeting TRYTRAC offers the next generation research leaders a way to deepen their learning about each partner site and its state of the art research and technology. The aim is to build a strong future community network to seize opportunities of ideas from each partner, and together turn them into collaborative projects. The first digital workshop took place in April: 6 sessions, 17 researchers. Chiara Maura Ciniselli, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, and Dieta Brandsma, Netherlands Cancer Institute, were two of them. A retrospective. How did you come into [...]
CCE Lectures succesfull Every month the Education and Training Taskforce organizes a CCE Lecture. And quite succesfull we can conclude. Although after a year of pandemic restrictions people migth be tired of Zoom-meetings, it is still an eays way of sharing the latest news and research information during lunch time. Without traveling. Laura Soucek, principal investigator mouse models of cancer therapies group at VHIO, Barcelona, focused her lecture of May 25th on Strategies and opportunities to target the undruggable target. The meeting was attended by more than 140 attendees. The audience asked several questions and VHIO received [...]
New temporary members of the CCE Operational Board Laura Pelz and Tanja Jutzi have been strengthening the CCE team for the NCT Heidelberg during the parental leave of Monika Huber and Petra Oberrauch. Katie Mills is managing the University of Cambridge contributions to CCE whilst Rebecca Bradley is on maternity leave. Laura started on June 1st at the NCT Heidelberg and will take over for national cooperations. She also works in the CCE Education & Training task force and the summer school team. Laura is biologist and did her doctoral thesis in Berlin at the Max-Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine. Thereafter she worked [...]
New member of the Board of Directors Recently professor Richard Gilbertson joined the Board of Directors. Richard Gilbertson trained as a paediatric oncologist in the UK before moving in 2000 to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, USA where he served as Scientific and Comprehensive Cancer Centre Director, Executive Vice President and Lillian R Cannon Endowed Chair. In August 2015, he moved back home to England where he Chairs the Department of Oncology and Directs the CRUK Cambridge Centre at the University of Cambridge. His laboratory research is focused on understanding the link between normal development and the origins [...]
Registration Summer School 2021 open Registration is open for our Cancer Core Europe (CCE) Summer School in Translational Cancer Research, on the afternoons of October 13-14, 2021. Register early and benefit from an interactive format with limited available slots. This event will be offered free of charge. Find out about the program and register for this virtual event by October 8, 2021 https://summerschool.cancercoreeurope.eu/ This CCE educational event will cover translational cancer research topics for young, ambitious researchers with a medical and/or scientific background at different stages of their careers. The Summer School is open to participants from all over [...]
Ruud van der Noll leaves Cancer Core Europe Ruud van der Noll has been involved in the network from the very beginning of Cancer Core Europe. First as coordinating officer, then as member of the operational board. A retrospective. How did you end up at Cancer Core Europe? “I first joined Cancer Core Europe through the involvement of my professor in the Clinical Trials task force. Since I liked the idea of creating a European network a lot I approached Emile Voest and asked if I could be the local Coordinating Officer for CCE in NKI.” What [...]