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SU2C, Dutch Cancer Society announce new International Translational Cancer Research Grant recipients
Date:8/2/2012

PHILADELPHIA Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) and the Dutch Cancer Society (KWF Kankerbestrijding), along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), SU2C's Scientific Partner, announce the recipients of the Sta Op Tegen Kanker International Translational Cancer Research Grant.

Emile E. Voest, M.D., Ph.D., head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht in the Netherlands, and Ren Bernards, Ph.D., head of the Division of Molecular Carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, will lead the research project titled "Prospective Use of DNA-guided Personalized Cancer Treatment" on behalf of the Dutch Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment, a collaborative effort of the three largest cancer centers in the Netherlands: the Netherlands Cancer Institute, Erasmus MC and UMC Utrecht.

"We are extremely pleased with the extraordinary outcomes of the first two Sta Op Tegen Kanker telecasts, and look forward to this fall's show. It is because of the funds generated by the 2010 show that we are able to fund our first international translational research grant," said Sung Poblete, Ph.D., R.N., Stand Up To Cancer president and chief executive officer. "This collaboration with the Dutch Cancer Society symbolizes a momentous step in the cancer research arena, one that we know will have an impact on clinical cancer care."

"It is an innovative step for the Dutch Cancer Society to enhance the collaboration of the most talented and promising researchers across institutes globally, by funding international research teams that will solve key challenges in cancer and have a positive impact on patients in the near future," commented Michel Rudolphie, the Dutch Cancer Society's managing director.

The goal of this project is to identify new ways in which DNA analysis can be used to guide the selection of the most appropriate personalized cancer treatments for patients. This research team will fo
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Contact: Tara Yates
tara.yates@aacr.org
215-446-7110
American Association for Cancer Research
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