Driving innovation for rare skin cancers: utilising common tumours and machine learning to predict immune checkpoint inhibitor response

Link to paper J.S. Hooiveld-Noeken, R.S.N. Fehrmann, E.G.E. de Vries, M. Jalving Highlights • Metastatic Merkel- and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma are rare tumours. • Immunotherapy gives impressive responses but most patients do not survive long-term. • Small patients numbers prevent extensive biomarker research in clinical trials. • Pooled data from common and rare tumours…

Research proposal selected for funding by Hanarth Fonds

Last Friday I received an email with some great news 🙂 The Scientific Advisory Board and the Board of the Hanarth Fonds have decided that 6 candidates are eligible for funding of their proposal. The quality of the proposals was very good and we are happy to inform you that your proposal has been selected…

What is the future role of artificial intelligence in medical oncology?

The Medical Oncologist perspective With great pleasure I chaired the session “What s the future role of artificial intelligence in medical oncology?” at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) congress 2019. Also good to see so many people attending this session. For those that are interested in the presentation, I provide the presentation here.…

Serotonin and Dopamine Receptor Expression in Solid Tumours Including Rare Cancers

Link to paper Peters MAM, Meijer C, Fehrmann RSN, Walenkamp AME, Kema IP, de Vries EGE, Hollema H, Oosting SF. Abstract In preclinical studies serotonin stimulates and dopamine inhibits tumour growth and angiogenesis. Information regarding serotonin and dopamine receptor (5-HTR and DRD) expression in human cancers is limited. Therefore, we screened a large tumour set…

CD47 expression defines efficacy of rituximab with CHOP in Non-Germinal Center B-cell (non-GCB) Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma patients (DLBCL), but not in GCB DLBCL

Link to paper Bouwstra R, He Y, de Boer JW, Kooistra H, Cendrowicz E, Fehrmann RSN, Ammatuna E, Eulenburg C, Nijland M, Huls G, Bremer E, van Meerten T. Abstract Addition of rituximab (R) to “CHOP” (cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin, vincristine, prednisone) chemotherapy improved outcome for diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) patients. Approximately 40% of patients that…

Perioperative systemic therapy and cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC versus upfront cytoreductive surgery with HIPEC alone for isolated resectable colorectal peritoneal metastases: protocol of a multicentre, open-label, parralel-group, phase II-III, randomised, superiority study (CAIRO6)

https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-019-5545-0 Rovers KP, Bakkers C, Simkens GAAM, Burger JWA, Nienhuijs SW, Creemers GM, Thijs AMJ, Brandt- Kerkhof ARM, Madsen EVE, Ayez N, de Boer NL, van Meerten E, Tuynman JB, Kusters M, Sluiter NR, Verheul HMW, van der Vliet HJ, Wiezer MJ, Boerma D, Wassenaar ECE, Los M, Hunting CB, Aalbers AGJ, Kok NFM, Kuhlmann…