EUPATI Toolbox Launched

EUPATI (European Patients‘ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation) launched the EUPATI Toolbox today. Funded by the Innovative Medicines Initiative, EUPATI provides scientifically reliable, objective, comprehensive information to patients on medicines research and development. The Toolbox covers the A to Z of how medicines are developed. Check it out here!

EUPATI Toolbox

MErCuRIC Year 2 Meeting

MErCuRIC partners attended a successful meeting in Dublin, Ireland on 15 Jan 2016. Progress made by the consortium in year 2 was discussed and work for year 3 was planned. Our first Phase I study is drawing to a close and plans for the next Phase I work are well underway. We have also advanced the translational technologies that we’ll use to analyze clinical samples in the coming years of the project.

MErCuRIC Plenary 15.01.16 Dublin Airport

MErCuRIC features in ECMC Annual Report

MErCuRIC has been featured as a case study in the 2014- 2015 Annual Report of the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC) Network in the UK.

ECMC 2015

New Patient Area on Project Website

We’ve just launched a new patient area on the project website – have a look!

MErCuRIC Patient Area

 

New Related Publications Area

We’ve created a new area on the project website for publications from our partners that are relevant to MErCuRIC – check it out!

Rel Pubs

EUPATI Newsletter for Oct 2015

EUPATI, the European Patients’ Academy on Therapeutic Innovation has published their Oct 2015 newsletter – learn more about the experience of students who have just completed the first Patient Xpert Training Course and why regulatory agencies think patient education and engagement are important.

EUPATI Oct 2015

Interview with Prof. Bardelli about Liquid Biopsies

In an IFOM interview, MErCuRIC researcher Prof. Alberto Bardelli of the Universita Degli Studi di Torino talks about why he studies colorectal cancer.

He describes personalised medicine, targeted therapies and resistance to therapy, as well as monitoring therapy in real time with blood-based assays called liquid biopsies.

You can watch the interview here.

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Learn more about personalized medicine from CARPEM

Educational videos from Cancer Research for Personalized Medicine (CARPEM) are now available online in French (English subtitles). Pr. Julien Taieb, gastrointestinal oncologist at the Georges Pompidou European Hospital (APHP), describes how advances in personalized medicine modify its practices in the treatment of digestive cancers.

CARPEM video

 

ASCO

MErCuRIC Abstract Accepted to ASCO 2015

MErCuRIC will be presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2015 meeting, 29 May – 02 June 2015, in Chicago.
A poster entitled ‘MErCuRIC1: A Phase I study of MEK1/2 inhibitor PD-0325901 with cMET inhibitor crizotinib in RASMT and RASWT (with aberrant c-MET) metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients’ will be included in the Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer poster session.

QUB to host All Ireland Cancer Consortium Conference 2015

The Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology at Queen’s University Belfast,  in conjunction with the Ireland-Northern Ireland-National Cancer Institute Consortium, will host the  All-Ireland Cancer Consortium (AICC) Conference 2015 at the Riddel Hall, Queen’s University Belfast, between 10th and 13th May 2015.
The focus of the conference will be on ‘New Horizons for Cancer: Removing Boundaries’. MErCuRIC Coordinator Sandra Van Scaeybroeck will present. Early bird registration deadline is 31 Jan 2015.
Click here for more information.