DNA Damage Response DDresponse examines the reaction of DNA damage in individuals. Individual responses to DNA damage and the susceptibility of individuals for anti-cancer therapies, particularly but not limited to patients with breast cancer, is the main focus of the project. Specific goal is to analyse how tumor cells and how a healthy cell from a person responds to DNA damage. The aim is to use new therapies to combat cancer cells more effectively and to avoid damaging healthy cells.
The project is made possible by the European Union. The Eurpean Union financially supports a large number of research projects in which major European health problems are the main focus. These projects are bundled in the FP7 Health Cooperation. The aim is to let European universities and research institutions bundle their expertise and knowledge. Of great importance is that by joining forces vastly more research data can be joined together to acquire more insight on diseases, disorders, therapies and patient examination.