GROW comprises four research programmes in the areas of Oncology and Developmental Biology:
The mission of the programme Prevention is to establish the potential role of environmental factors and lifestyle in cancer development and progression in order to develop targeted strategies for disease prevention and improvement of quality of life and preservation of functioning.
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Innovative Cancer Diagnostics and Therapy
The mission of the programme Innovative Cancer Diagnostics & Therapy is to study, develop and improve novel therapeutical approaches for personalized cancer treatment with a strong focus on preservation of function and quality of life (the new mission of GROW and the future Maastricht Comprehensive Cancer Centre (Maastricht CCC)).
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Basic and Translational Cancer Biology
The mission of the Programme Basic and Translational Cancer Biolology is to unravel basic (epi)genetic and cellular mechanisms that underlie the induction, progression and recurrence of malignancies. This can be done by conducting molecular, histological and quantitative image analysis on blood, urine, cells and tissues from patients and developing in vivo mouse models to develop and implement innovative diagnostic and therapeutical procedures to improve tumour control and avoid harmful effects of disease and treatment.
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Reproduction and Perinatal Medicine
The mission of the programme Reproduction and Perinatal Medicine is to study the normal and abnormal development of the human gametes, embryo and foetus in order to prevent and treat (hereditary) abnormalities at the (pre-)implantation stage. Furthermore, the programme focusses on the development of the foetus and the mother-child relation to ensure a healthy pregnancy and its outcome.
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