HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
European scientists receive funding from EU to develop novel therapy for cancer

Scientists of a consortium led by the University of Crete Medical School, Greece, have been awarded a grant from the European Commission Sixth Framework program for the discovery and validation of new therapeutic strategies for cancer. The research program, code-named Apotherapy, will develop methods to activate a protein at the surface of ovarian, lung and bladder tumor cells which will stop their growth. This protein, called CD40, can also induce the destruction of malignant cells by the body's own defences. The scientists who participate in the program aim to combine CD40 triggering with chemotherapy or with innovative drugs that will cut-off signals necessary for the survival of cancer cells. This strategy is expected to achieve maximal therapy with minimal side effects.

Dr Aristides Eliopoulos of the University of Crete Medical School who co-ordinates the Apotherapy research program, commented: "We are delighted to have received funding under this program grant. It gives us the opportunity to collaborate with some of the top European scientists and oncologists to fight this deadly disease. We are confident that in the near future, we will be able to progress the best of our developed strategies into clinical practice for the benefit of cancer sufferers."


'"/>

Contact: Aristides Eliopoulos
eliopag@med.uoc.gr
30-281-039-4565
University of Helsinki
8-Jan-2007


Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. European heat waves double in length since 1880
2. European Space Agencys Envisat captures breath of volcano
3. Polish journalist scoops first prize in prestigious European award
4. UK and other European countries should introduce universal childhood hepatitis B vaccination
5. Elsevier partners with European Federation of Organizations for Medical Physics
6. Asia-European collaboration addresses water management in Indonesia
7. Leading European experts in magnetic resonance for animals
8. Astrolab Industry Day to showcase European research technology on ISS
9. Key industry players meet at the European Parliaments Life Science Circle
10. Preparing for European market launch
11. 2006 European eHealth Conference and Exhibition unveils in Malaga, Spain

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... The growing adoption of ... Fall 2020 Virtual Conference, a two-day virtual event for radiology professionals that will ... is the follow-up to AuntMinnie.com's successful virtual event in spring 2020, in which ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... GLENDALE, Calif. (PRWEB) , ... September 01, 2020 ... ... opened a new practice in Glendale. While the office will be ... procedures as breast augmentation, tummy tucks, buttock augmentation (Brazilian butt lift), as well ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... , ... Cardiothoracic surgeons at Allegheny General Hospital (AGH), part ... (CMU) to develop a new heart monitoring device designed to serve as an ... AGH/CMU team was recently awarded a “Trailblazer” grant from the National Institutes of ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... ... for chiropractors, announced today the launch of its integrated, HIPAA compliant, telehealth solution, ... their virtual practice in under 90 seconds. , According to the U.S. ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... In an effort to give back to the ... percent of each hotel room booked with a special new rate code to benefit ... (RMHC-CNI) , effective immediately. Donations will be applied to any room type, any ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/27/2020)... ... , ... Bridge To A Cure Foundation announces the appointment of Henry Friedman, ... who serves on the Board of Directors at The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor ... Internationally recognized, Dr. Friedman is a widely published author of more than 500 peer ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... ... August 26, 2020 , ... ... Helps Sports Injuries. The infographic breaks down ways that chiropractors can help heal ... , According to ScripHessco “Athletes have an unusual amount of pressure and stress ...
(Date:8/26/2020)... CHARLES, Mo. (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Services, a member of Eurofins BioPharma Services, Laboratory Testing division, expands its ... the existing suite of Flow Cytometry platforms available. With industry-leading biomarker solutions, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: