30 July 2020
European grant for developing innovative cancer drug
Scientists at Maastricht UMC+ and Maastro irradiation clinic have received a 150,000 euro grant from the European Research Council to help them bring an innovative cancer drug a step closer to being available to patients. The Maastricht researchers have their eyes on two promising substances that...
25 February 2020
Stem cells discovered that can cause stomach cancer
For the first time, researchers have discovered stem cells that repair tissue in the stomach but, in the presence of crucial genetic changes, may also cause stomach cancer. The discovery offers new leads in the treatment of stomach tumours. An international team of researchers describes its...
21 October 2019
A scan instead of sentinel lymph node surgery
In 2019, making a scan of the armpit glands to determine whether breast cancer has spread, seems more logical than surgery to remove the glands (the sentinel lymph node operation). For many women, the latter leads to long-term complaints, such as a stiff shoulder and accumulation of fluid in the...