About the research
Did you know that 1 in 100 people who develop cancer are under 18 years of age? In order to check whether someone has cancer, a small operation is often still necessary in which a piece of tumour tissue is cut away from the patient to be examined in the laboratory. Ruben Van Paemel and his colleagues are working on a less radical alternative. They want to detect cancer in children in a less painful and faster way: by taking a simple blood sample.