Special Seminar Prof. René Bernards

Where ERIBA Seminar room (03.14)
Start 16/10/2018 at 11.30
End 16/10/2018 at 12.30
Add to Calendar 16/10/2018 11.30 16/10/2018 12.30 Europe/Amsterdam Special Seminar Prof. René Bernards ERIBA Seminar room (03.14) DD/MM/YYYY

Prof. René Bernards,

Netherlands Cancer Institute

Host: Marco Demaria

Title: ‘A one two punch model for cancer therapy’


Rene Bernards short bio:

René Bernards is a professor of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. His laboratory uses functional genomic approaches to find vulnerabilities of cancers that can be exploited therapeutically. His laboratory identified the combination of a BRAF inhibitor and an EGFR inhibitor as effective for the treatment of BRAF mutant colon cancer. He also developed the first clinically used gene expression test for early breast cancer prognosis: MammaPrint.

Amongst his honors are the Pezcoller Foundation award, the Ernst Bertner Award for Cancer Research from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and of the AACR Academy.

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