Research collaborations for the prevention of colorectal cancer in younger and future generations

| by Ana Depetris Chauvin

On March 02, the PerMiCCion consortium met with all consortia funded in the working group “Prevention” of the National Decade against cancer initiative at the BMBF building (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) in Berlin.

The event, organized by the BMBF with the support of the German Aerospace Center, was a great opportunity to strengthen communication between the four funded consortia, discuss the progress of the projects and identify common challenges and collaboration opportunities. Collaborations between consortia will synergize research and accelerate the discovery of new diagnostic, prognostic, and treatment methods to combat colon cancer in young patients.

In addition, we have the pleasure to get a look at the patient perspectives, thanks to the excellent talk of Dr. Dirk Hellrung. The patient's role goes beyond mere participation in clinical trials and is progressively shifting to a more active role that can influence the way research is conducted.

We thank all the attendees of the event for the exciting exchange of ideas and a special thanks to BMBF and DLR for making this meeting possible. Until next time!