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.

MErCuRIC Year 1 Meeting

Barcelona Plenary Meeting Participants 16.12.14

MErCuRIC partners attended a successful meeting in VHIO, Barcelona on 16 Dec 2014. Progress made by the consortium in year 1 was discussed and work for year 2 was planned. To date, we have received ethical approval to open two sites (OXFORD and UZA) to recruit to the Phase I trial, and advanced the translational technologies to be implemented during the project.

Promotional Material now available in our Media Area

We have new promotional material now available to view in our media area. Follow this link to view our latest flyer.

Free Bowel Cancer Public Information Evening

The NI Cancer Research Forum invite you to a free bowel cancer public information evening. Hear about new developments in Research and Care. Tuesday 2nd December 2014 Belfast City Hospital, Cancer Centre, Level 1, Seminar Room 3, 7-9pm

Refreshments will be served. Please contact if interested: nictc@belfasttrust.hscni.net Tel: 028 90 638468

MErCuRIC UTV Segment

The MerCuRIC project was covered on UTV television’s UTV Live News programme and website on 11 December, including an interview with Prof Mark Lawler of QUB.

Full Article Here: http://www.u.tv/News/Queens-announces-major-cancer-study/7ccf6333-ea82-432f-ad13-6fb84aa0931f