Cancer Core Europe: A consortium to address the cancer care - Cancer research continuum challenge

Alexander M.M. Eggermont, Carlos Caldas, Ulrik Ringborg, René Medema, Josep Tabernero, Otmar Wiestler

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European cancer research for a transformative initiative by creating a consortium of six leading excellent comprehensive cancer centres that will work together to address the cancer care-cancer research continuum. Prerequisites for joint translational and clinical research programs are very demanding. These require the creation of a virtual single 'e-hospital' and a powerful translational platform, inter-compatible clinical molecular profiling laboratories with a robust underlying computational biology pipeline, standardised functional and molecular imaging, commonly agreed Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for liquid and tissue biopsy procurement, storage and processing, for molecular diagnostics, 'omics', functional genetics, immune-monitoring and other assessments. Importantly also it requires a culture of data collection and data storage that provides complete longitudinal data sets to allow for: effective data sharing and common database building, and to achieve a level of completeness of data that is required for conducting outcome research, taking into account our current understanding of cancers as communities of evolving clones. Cutting edge basic research and technology development serve as an important driving force for innovative translational and clinical studies. Given the excellent track records of the six participants in these areas, Cancer Core Europe will be able to support the full spectrum of research required to address the cancer research- cancer care continuum. Cancer Core Europe also constitutes a unique environment to train the next generation of talents in innovative translational and clinical oncology.

Originele taal-2Engels
Pagina's (van-tot)2745-2746
Aantal pagina's2
TijdschriftEuropean Journal of Cancer
Volume50
Nummer van het tijdschrift16
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - nov. 2014
Extern gepubliceerdJa

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