A breakthrough under reservation In 2014 researchers of the department of Hematology unraveled a very serious form of acute myeloid leukemia and published about it in Cell. A breakthrough, says research leader professor Ruud Delwel, although he does warn against too much optimism. What is so special about the discovery? Professor of Molecular Leukemogenesis Ruud […]
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Clarify mechanisms and develop therapies that will become the standard worldwide. That is what the Department of Internal Oncology of Erasmus MC Cancer Institute did for several types of cancer. An interview with department head Stefan Sleijfer. “The concept of tailored therapy, or personalized medicine, is used so much nowadays that we almost forget that […]
‘If this disease occurred in the Western world, there would already be a cure’ Insufficient knowledge of the tropical infectious disease Mycetoma is hindering an effective treatment. Thanks to the official status of ‘neglected disease,’ this might now change. A quarter of Mycetoma patients need to have their foot amputated. Yet there is little scientific […]