Dr. Willemijn Janssen was awarded the Young Outstanding Researcher Award by Alzheimer Nederland.
When breast cancer has spread to lymph nodes in the armpit, extensive imaging studies are performed and tumour characteristics are determined prior to surgical removal. Research initiated at Maastricht UMC+ aims to clarify the extent to which an accurate assessment can be made of possible responses to chemotherapy prior to surgery. As a result, extensive surgery to the armpit may not always be required in the future. The KWF is subsidising the research with € 538,000.
15 organisations involved in animal testing in the Netherlands have signed the Dutch Transparency Agreement on Animal Testing with a commitment to communicate in a more open way about how animals are used in research. This agreement was drafted by various Dutch researchers in collaboration with the European Animal Research Association and Stichting Informatie Dierproeven.