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COLOSSUS – First Patient recruited to Translational Trial

2019-05-24T12:18:07+00:00May 13th, 2019|

The University Hospital Mannheim, Germany, has recruited the first patient to COLOSSUS, an EU-funded Horizon 2020 translational trial which could lead to a ground-breaking new way of treating people with advanced metastatic colorectal cancer. In total, 163 patients will be recruited to take part in the COLOSSUS trial which will validate new and effective stratification [...]

News from our Partners at INSERM

2019-03-04T10:52:34+00:00March 4th, 2019|

Congratulations to Dr Florent Petitprez who earned his PhD. Florent's PhD project was titled: Analyse intégrée et impact clinique des microenvironnements immunitaires et stromaux des tumeurs solides*. COLOSSUS is acknowledged in the PhD thesis. The research was supervised by Professor Wolf H. Fridman and Dr Aurélien de Reyniès at the Institut National de la Santé et de la [...]

COLOSSUS Winter 2019 newsletter is available

2019-02-25T15:31:32+00:00February 25th, 2019|

Read the latest project news in our Winter 2019 COLOSSUS newsletter. Get an update on the COLOSSUS translational trial and read the dissemination highlights too. In this edition, our 'Partner in the Spotlight" is Cancer Trials Ireland. Download the newsletter here.  

COLOSSUS Month 12 plenary meeting hosted by VHIO, Barcelona

2018-12-19T05:52:14+00:00December 18th, 2018|

A warm welcome to the month 12 COLOSSUS annual plenary meeting was delivered by Coordinator Prof Annette Byrne (RCSI). Thirty-five partner representatives were in attendance at the meeting held on December 18, 2018, hosted by the Vall d'Hebron Institute of Oncology. An overview of the revised timelines, deliverables and impact as a result of GDPR was [...]

Dr Rodrigo Dienstmann, VHIO presents COLOSSUS at the AACR

2019-07-24T07:09:53+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Dr Rodrigo Dienstmann of Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain presented COLOSSUS at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Intestinal Stem Cells and Colon Cancer: Biology to Therapy conference. The four-day meeting ran from the 27-30 September 2018 in Washington, DC, USA. Rodrigo's talk, "Risk stratification as a basis for targeted therapy in colon [...]

Darran O’ Connor, RCSI presents COLOSSUS findings at 2018 ASCO

2018-09-28T09:59:25+00:00September 28th, 2018|

A study: 'SATB2 loss and the immune milieu of colorectal cancer (CRC)'  was presented by Dr Darran O' Connor, a cancer biologist at the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland at the Gastrointestinal (Colorectal) Cancer session at the 2018 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting. Findings conclude that SATB2 acts as a master regulator of inflammation [...]