About the Radboudumc center of expertise

The center Hereditary cancer, recognized by Orphanet in 2013, was established to provide a place for specialist care and scientific research for hereditary tumors.

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About the Radboudumc center of expertise

Radboudumc's center of expertise in Hereditary Cancer, acknowledged by Orphanet in 2013, was established to provide a place for specialist care and scientific research for hereditary tumors.
 
The center of expertise specializes in the following diseases: breast cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer/intestinal polyps (polyposis), uterus cancer, gastric cancer, thyroid cancer, Cowden, children’s cancer, adrenal cancer, pituitary cancer, paragangliomas, glomus tumors, melanomas and other rare forms of cancer.
 
Our center of expertise guarantees recognizable, specialized multidisciplinary care and knowledge under one roof. Here we conduct internationally leading and pioneering research into the new causes of hereditary cancer and the prevention and treatment of hereditary cancer. This ensures that we can better inform both patients and their families and referrers and doctors in training in the region.

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(024) 361 39 46
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Our expertise

Our center of expertise has all the necessary knowledge for diagnostics, hereditary advice and research of hereditary cancer by various specialists.

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Our expertise

Everything a patient needs is available at our center of expertise:
  • The Genetics department for hereditary advice and research
  • Medical social work for the guidance of families with hereditary cancer
  • Medical and nursing specialists for the prevention and treatment of hereditary cancer
  • Research into (new) hereditary forms of cancer and their treatment

Expertise

We treat and conduct research into all types of hereditary cancers, including rare forms of hereditary cancer. We particularly specialize in:
  • Gut cancer
  • Breast cancer
  • Gastric Cancer
  • Cowden syndrome
  • Children’s cancer
  • Paragament fringes and glomuster tumors

Education

Our center of expertise educates students of Medicine and of Biomedical Sciences.

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Education

Our center of expertise educates students of Medicine and of Biomedical Sciences. In addition, medical specialists (in training) can do an internship at our center of expertise. We also offer students the opportunity to carry out scientific research within our expertise centre.
Continuing vocational training
In addition, our center of expertise contributes to the further training and education of medical specialists, general practitioners and (oncology) nurses through Q and A evenings and refresher training symposia.
For further training requests, please contact us via e-mail (erfelijkheid@radboudumc.nl).

Scientific research

Our center of expertise also conducts international scientific research to improve the diagnosis and care of people with hereditary cancer.

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Scientific research

Our center of expertise also conducts international scientific research to improve the diagnosis and care of people with hereditary cancer:
  • N. (Nicoline) Hoogerbrugge, PhD, Full Professor: Clinical Cancer Genetics
  • A.H.M. (Ad) Geurts van Kessel, PhD, Full Professor: Tumor Cell Genetics
  • R. (Richarda) de Voer, PhD: Cancer Genomics
  • M.J.L. (Marjolijn) Ligtenberg, Full Professor: Translational Tumor Genetics

Referrals

General practitioners and medical specialists can refer patients with suspected hereditary cancer to our centre of expertise.

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Referrals

Referral procedure

  • Referral via the care domain (general practitioners) or written referral:
 Department  Center of expertise in Hereditary Cancer
 Postal address   Radboudumc
   Huispost 836
   Postbus 9101
 6500 HB Nijmegen
 Telephone  +31 (0)24 361 39 46
 Email   erfelijkheid@radboudumc.nl
  • Emergency referral and consultations: you can contact the specialist on duty by telephone.

Internship for medical specialists

Medical specialists (in training) can be offered the possibility to participate in a one-week internship with our medical expertise team hereditary cancer. You can register at: erfelijkheid@radboudumc.nl   

Patient review

Every Thursday morning, we discuss our patients within our multidisciplinary team. If you have patients that you would like to have discussed, you can let us know (please provide a question, a history and a family history) via erfelijkheid@radboudumc.nl
 

Uw afspraak


Afspraak maken

Uw huisarts of behandelend specialist verwijst u naar ons expertisecentrum. Vervolgens krijgt u een informatiepakketje thuis gestuurd.

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Afspraak maken

Een eerste afspraak

Uw huisarts of behandelend specialist verwijst u naar ons expertisecentrum. Vervolgens krijgt u een informatiepakketje thuis gestuurd met informatie over:
  • de polikliniek
  • datum en tijdstip van uw afspraak.

Voorbereiding

Als kanker op jonge leeftijd en/of bij meerdere familieleden optreedt, kan dat wijzen op een erfelijke oorzaak. Vaststellen van erfelijkheid gebeurt eerst door het nagaan van ziekte/sterfteoorzaken van familieleden van een adviesvragende patiƫnt. U ontvangt voorafgaand aan het eerste gesprek een formulier om enkele gegevens over uzelf, uw broers/zusters, ooms/tantes, tot aan uw grootouders op te geven. Daarna stuurt u het terug in de bijgevoegde antwoordenvelop.

Making an appointment

Your general practitioner or attending specialist will refer you to our center of expertise. Read more about your appointment on our Dutch page. read more

Getting to the appointment get directions

Entrance: Radboudumc main entrance (hoofdingang)
Route: 433

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Visiting address

Radboudumc main entrance
Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
6525 GA Nijmegen

Directions

Go to Geert Grooteplein Zuid 10
Enter building at: Radboudumc main entrance (hoofdingang)
Follow route 433

Participating in research

Our center of expertise conducts scientific research to improve the diagnosis and care of people with hereditary cancer. During one of your visits, you may be asked if you would like to participate in research.

Team Hereditary Cancer

Our team consists of specialists from different departments to help us provide you with the best possible care.