In patients with metastatic uveal melanoma, the combination of selumetinib plus dacarbazine had a tolerable safety profile but did not significantly improve PFS compared with placebo plus dacarbazine. Despite the results of this study, additional assessment of MEK inhibitors in uveal melanoma is warranted.
The 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, Illinois, 2nd-6th June 2017.
Having taken place on 18th January at the Institut Curie in Paris, France, the second meeting of the UM Cure 2020 Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) gave UMCure 2020 SAB members and partners the chance to consider the consortium's successes obtained during its first two years, as well as look forward to the work ahead.
José Baselga received the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating a four-decade career of outstanding relevance in clinical oncology, at the ESMO 2017 conference in Madrid, in his native Spain.
Their Royal Highnesses Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown on 11th October 2017, where they were presented to the UMCure 2020 project.
MPNE Rare 2017 was held this past weekend in Leiden University Medical Center, Netherlands.
An international team, which includes several UMCure 2020 participants, has just identified four distinct UM subtypes with clinical relevance.
Having taken place at Jagiellonian University, in Krakow, Poland, June 15-17 2017, this was a unique gathering that emphasized the importance of consortia as driving forces for the development of new therapies for rare diseases.
"Enthusiasm gets things done."
Our congratulations to Professor Coupland!
24 - 27th March 2017 at Institut Curie, Paris
A three-year postdoctoral position funded by the EU Horizon 2020 Programme is available in the laboratory of Prof. Richard Marais to identify and validate novel therapeutic approaches for the treatment of metastatic uveal melanoma (UM).
UM Cure 2020 joins in the celebration.
Professor Sarah Coupland, head of the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Group, was elected Vice-president of the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmogy, one the foremost scientific organizations in opthalmology worldwide.