Prof. Sandra Van Schaeybroeck from Queen’s University Belfast, the Coordinator of the MErCuRIC project will join researchers in the COLOSSUS Project to facilitate a public forum in Dublin on 30 April 2019. In Ireland, April is “Bowel Cancer Awareness Month”. The event: “Colorectal Cancer- How is research in Ireland addressing the challenges?” will take place at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland from 18:30- 19:30. Prof Van Schaeybroeck’s talk is entitled “Current treatment options and clinical research approaches“. Sandra will provide a clinicians point of view and discuss the personalized medicine approach to treating colorectal, or bowel cancer. Other speakers include Prof Annette Byrne, Head of the RCSI Precision Cancer Medicine Group & Coordinator of the COLOSSUS Project, Dr Ian Miller, RCSI Precision Cancer Medicine Group and Dr Verena Murphy Translational Research Leader at Cancer Trials Ireland.
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MErCuRIC is a multicentre phase Ib/II clinical trial which will assess a novel therapeutic strategy (combined treatment of a MEK inhibitor MEK-162 with a MET inhibitor PF-02341066) to combat metastasis, improve survival and change current clinical practice for CRC patients with KRAS mutant (MT) and KRAS wild-type (WT) (with aberrant c-MET) tumours. The consortium will go beyond the current state-of-the-art by (i) employing a novel treatment strategy targeting the biology of the disease and by (ii) using next-generation sequencing (NGS) and ‘xenopatients’ to identify CRC patient subgroups who will maximally benefit from this novel treatment strategy.
Visit the MErCuRIC website at http://mercuric.eu/
MErCuRIC is funded by the European Community’s Framework Programme Seven (FP7) under contract #602901. The material presented and views expressed here are the responsibility of the author(s) only. The EU Commission takes no responsibility for any use made of the information set out.