News overview


New procedure PUC review

Recently, a new method for the PUC review has been implemented. PUC stands for 'Protocols Executability Committee'. The aim is to determine whether a new HOVON study is feasible locally. This is done by reviewing a number of study documents from participating hospitals prior to submission to the EC. Examples of this are protocol, patient information, manuals for pharmacy and laboratory, nursing protocol, declaration form and, since 1 November 2021, also the VGO (Declaration of Suitability Research Institution).


New procedure site selection

The new procedure 'Site selection HOVON studies' has recently been implemented. This replaces the previous procedure (from 2013) and aims to have clearer, objective criteria for the distribution of HOVON studies across the sites.


The René Vogels Stichting awards travel grants to young cancer researchers

The René Vogels Stichting awards travel grants to young cancer researchers. Travel and accommodation costs for working visits abroad are eligible for reimbursement. There are two application rounds ...

HOVON Alert for eligibility in HOVON trials

Dear HOVON PIs and Site Principal Investigators, Recently there have been some issues and debate about eligibility of patients for a trial, specifically in situations where there seems to be a discre...

COVIg for Immune Compromised Patients

Indication of COVID-19 hyperimmune immunoglobulin for prophylaxis and therapy