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 [...]
Professor Annette Byrne, Head of the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland (RSCI) Precision Cancer Medicine Group and Coordinator of the EC funded multi-million Euro Colorectal Cancer Research Programme COLOSSUS hosted and chaired an event at RCSI on the 30th April 2019 in Dublin. The meeting provided a fitting finale to Bowel Cancer Awareness Month throughout Europe. [...]
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 [...]
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.
On the island of Ireland, what research is ongoing to help advance treatments for colorectal cancer? To celebrate Colon Cancer Awareness month, COLOSSUS will be hosting and managing a public event on 30 April 2019 at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin from 6:30- 7:30 PM. Prof Annette Byrne, Head RCSI Precision Cancer [...]
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 [...]
Would you like to work at the forefront of Systems Medicine? University College Dublin (UCD) is looking for a mathematical modelling PhD student to join the COLOSSUS team at Systems Biology Ireland, UCD, in Dublin. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Informal enquiries are welcome!
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 [...]
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 [...]
On September 21, 2018, the fifth Patient Voice in Cancer Research event took place at University College Dublin's Conway Institute. At this interactive event, RCSI's Dr Alice O'Farrell presented COLOSSUS at an exhibition alongside several other Dublin-based cancer research projects with Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) aspects. The event drew a crowd of more than [...]