Congratulations to Stephin Vervoort for successfully defending his PhD thesis on Tuesday 13th October 201!. In this work, Stephin has characterised the global epigenetic and transcriptional changes regulated by the transcription factor SOX4. SOX4 is a developmental transcription factor whose expression can become deregulated in a variety of cancers. Stephin's work defines a clear role for SOX4 in breast cancer progression and more specifically metastasis. This work was funded by a grant from the Dutch Cancer Foundation (KWF).