René Bernards

René Bernards is a professor of molecular carcinogenesis at the Netherlands Cancer Institute. His laboratory uses functional genomic approaches to find vulnerabilities of cancers that can be exploited therapeutically. His laboratory identified the combination of a BRAF inhibitor and an EGFR inhibitor as effective for the treatment of BRAF mutant colon cancer. He also developed the first clinically used gene expression test for early breast cancer prognosis: MammaPrint. Amongst his honors are the Pezcoller Foundation award, the Ernst Bertner Award for Cancer Research from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and the ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award. He is also a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences and of the AACR Academy.

May 27, 2020 Studying the development of ovarian cancer wi... Researchers from the group of Hans Clevers at the Hubrecht Institute have modeled the development and progression of hig... read more
May 26, 2020 HUB Patient-Derived Organoids added to CrownB... San Diego, Calif – May 19, 2020 — Crown Bioscience today announced the expansion of their unique organoid platform w... read more
May 13, 2020 Hormone-producing cells in the human gut are difficult to study, as they are very rare and unique to different species o... read more