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Predicting Cancer Drug Combinations That Work

Posted on August 6th, 2020 by in Pharma R&D

Dr. Bart Westerman is a Group Leader and Assistant Professor at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam. There he heads research projects in neuro-oncology, as well as in the use of bioinformatics to tackle complex, multidimensional questions to transform cancer therapy decision-making and management. He and his colleagues recently published a cancer drug atlas that predicts synergistic combination therapies for cancer.

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Finding Support and Success Along the Development Path

Posted on September 28th, 2018 by in The Hive

The Hive
We founded 4P-Pharma at the end of 2014 in response to the urgent need to increase the number of innovative therapeutics entering the developing drug pipeline for cancer and inflammatory diseases. Our idea was to detect the most promising technologies (more…)

Cancer-killing combo: Viagra and the flu vaccine

Posted on June 6th, 2018 by in Pharma R&D

“Strange bedfellows” doesn’t even begin to describe the drug combination that a new study published in OncoImmunology suggests may actually work together to combat cancer. (more…)

Extreme Makeover: Clinical Trials Edition

Posted on December 4th, 2017 by in Pharma R&D

In a piece featured in the PharmaTimes, Katrina Megget points out the sad state of affairs when it comes to clinical trials, highlighting some appalling stats on the frequent failure to reach enrollment targets (in some cases, not finding any patients at all) and the tendency for studies to go on far longer than anticipated. (more…)

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