In the News

Oncode researchers are featured regularly in the (national) media. This shows that their hard work goes beyond the interest of the Oncology community. We are proud of how our Oncode researchers are able to explain their science to the general public. On this page we share the highlights of their media appearances.

4 - 1 - 2019

Kids with cancer are very resilient

Interview with Hans Clevers in De Telegraaf about Oncode’s partner institute the Princess Máxima Center.

29 - 1 - 2019

Ammodo Science Awards for eight top researchers in The Netherlands

Article about the Ammodo Science Awards, Jacco van Rheenen was one of the winners and received 300,000 euros for new research.

29 - 1 - 2019

Westbroek: research into cells to better treat cancer

TV interview with Mauro Muraro, CEO of Oncode’s first startup Single Cell Discoveries, about single cell sequencing.

8 - 2 - 2019

‘Hi class, I’m very ill because I used to smoke’

Interview with Sjaak Neefjes in Volkskrant about a campaign to educate school kids about smoking risks.

19 - 2 - 2019

Fighting cancer with big data

Interview with Lude Franke in Ukrant about joining Oncode Institute and his research to crack the code of cancer.

2 - 3 - 2019

How Els Borst's heritage can possibly help cancer patients

Interview with Sjaak Neefjes in Volkskrant about his personal quest to get a promising cancer medicine back on the market.

26 - 2 - 2019

32 scientists receive NWO Vici of 1.5 million euros

Karin de Visser and Jurgen Marteijn are amongst the 32 scientists who receive the NWO Vici Grant.

4 - 3 - 2019

Scientists grow mini kidney tubes from urine

Interview with Jarno Drost and Hans Clevers in Volkskrant who discuss their research of growing mini kidney tubes (organoids) from urine.

6 - 3 - 2019

AVL finds new immuno­therapy against cancer

Article in Oncologie en Praktijk about new research from Ton Schumacher and Ferenc Scheeren. They have published results of a new strategy to block the 'do-not-eat-me' signal from cancer cells in Nature Medicine.

13 - 3 - 2019

‘We know better and better which product works well with which patient’

Interview with Edwin Cuppen in ZonMw magazine about personalized medicine, whole genome sequencing and his participation in a new project that will help researchers and doctors analyze the effectiveness of drugs.

27 - 3 - 2019

Wilbert Zwart receives ASPIRE award for medicine test on 3D print matrix

Article on ICT Health about Wilbert Zwart who received an ASPIRE Award for his research into personalized treatment of metastatic breast cancer.

28 - 3 - 2019

AEU invests 540 million euros to boost cutting edge research

Article about the ERC grant results, both Carl Figdor and Reuven Agami received an ERC Advanced Grant of 2.5 million euros.

3 - 4 - 2019

Quest to target one of the crucial signaling pathways in cancer goes on

Interview with Madelon Maurice in Moonshot for Life where she discusses Wnt signaling and why her lab is on the forefront of this field.

17 - 4 - 2019

New 2019 Academy Members Announced

Article about René Bernards who has been elected as a new member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

28 - 3 - 2019

Karin de Visser is appointed an endowed professor of Experimental Immunobiology of Cancer at Leiden University.

Article about the new appointment of Karin de Visser in Arts en Apotheker.

16 - 4 - 2019

Distinguished scientists elected as Fellows and Foreign Members of the Royal Society

Article about Hans Clevers who has been elected as a Foreign Member of the Royal Society.

23 - 4 - 2019

When a conflict of interest is not a conflict

Opinion piece from René Bernards in Nature where he enforces the need to bring scientific discoveries to patients

Outsmarting cancer

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Outsmarting cancer

impacting lives