Biography

Sean Roerink (1987) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained his medical degree in 2011. The research in this thesis was performed at the division of Endocrinology of the Radboud university medical center. Currently, he is a fellow in endocrinology at Radboudumc. In January 2020, Sean will start as an endocrinologist in Rijnstate hospital Arnhem. 

Agenda 28oct2019 PhD defense Sean roerink

Sean Roerink Long term impact of tumors of the hormonal glands

The research in this thesis shows that simply taking out the tumor and normalization of the production of hormones does not always lead to full recovery of the patient.

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Sean Roerink Long term impact of tumors of the hormonal glands

Hormonal glands in our body have a fixed size and take care of production of stable amounts of hormones in our blood. Sometimes, a hormonal gland grows because of a benign or malignant tumor. This can also be accompanied by an increased production of hormones by this gland. The changes can lead to diseases like thyroid carcinoma, Cushing’s syndrome and acromegaly. The research in this thesis shows that simply taking out the tumor and normalization of the production of hormones does not always lead to full recovery of the patient. It appears that damage can occur that has a long term impact such as a decreased quality of life and shoulder complaints after surgery in thyroid carcinoma, increased self-consciousness of appearance in acromegaly and a decreased exercise capacity in Cushing’s syndrome. These findings are important points of attention in order to enhance recovery of patients.

Thesis title: Long term impact of endocrine tumors

Date, time and location PhD defense

  • Date: 28 October 2019
  • Time: 10.30 hrs
  • Location: Radboud Universiteit, Academiezaal Aula, Comeniuslaan 2

Biography

Sean Roerink (1987) studied Medicine at Radboud university medical center and obtained his medical degree in 2011.

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Promotor

  • Promotor(s): prof. A.R.M.M. Hermus, prof. J.W.A. Smit
  • Co-promotor(s): dr R.T. Netea-Maier, dr T.S. Plantinga

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