15 July 2019

Paul de Jonge and Harry Dolstra, theme Cancer development and immune defense, received a €50.000,- (NWA-IDG) grant for their project regarding cancer immunotherapy.

The project 'Off-the-shelf umbilical cord blood derived natural killer cells for cancer immunotherapy' focuses on natural killer cell therapry. Natural killer cell therapy is an interesting relatively new immunotherapy-showing efficacy with little side effects. Currently, the personalized nature and long culture times result in high cost and difficult logistics. This project aims to generate a cryopreserved, off-the-shelve product, allowing immediate application at greatly reduced cost.

The grant is part of the Dutch National Research Agenda - Idea Generator (Nationale Wetenschapsagenda - Ideeëngenerator) and will be used to further investigate the idea for one year.

More information can be found on the NWO website.

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