Only give treatment to patients who benefit from it
'Cut, burn and poison' are roughly the three strategies we can use to fight tumors. These three strategies - surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy (or another anti-tumor drug) - are also effective for brain tumors.
But not every brain tumor responds equally well to the same treatment. For example, there are certain types of brain tumors that respond much better to PCV chemotherapy than others. In principle, we should only give treatments to patients who benefit from it. That is why it is a spearhead of our center to identify precisely those patients.
For this research we work closely with the treating neurologist. We use "high-throughput omics" techniques. These make it possible to map the entire DNA and / or RNA of the tumor. Based on the genetic profile, we can then determine which patients do and which do not respond to treatment.