Nielka van Erp assistant professorNielka van Erp' s research activities lie in the field of the pharmacology of targeted oncolytics and the use of pharmacology to individualize and optimize cancer treatment. Her interest in the pharmacology of this relatively new group of drugs in oncology originates from her PhD in which she investigated the pharmacology of the tyrosine kinase inhibitors imatinib and sunitinib. She was trained as a Hospital Pharmacist at the Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC) where she also obtained her PhD degree (2009). She continued her work in the LUMC as a post doc researcher/hospital pharmacist. In 2011 she started her career in the Radboud University Medical Center, focusing on a novel research line entitled " pharmacology of oncolytics" . Her research concentrates on dose personalization strategies by investigating and understanding the pharmacokinetic/ pharmacodynamic behavior of targeted oncolytic drugs used for solid tumors. She is the (principle)-investigators of multiple projects that aim to narrow the gap between treatment onset and response evaluation as well approaches to dose optimize the currently used oncolytica therapy.
Research group Clinical oncology pharmacology
Nielka van Erp's research group aims to optimize anticancer treatment in oncology patients by recognizing and addressing interindividual differences and by developing approaches to keep the drugs available for all patients suffering from cancer.read more
Personal prizes & awards national & international
- 2009: Merit Award Recipient, for submitting a top-ranking abstract selected for presentation at ASCO 2009
- 2007: Merit Award Recipient, for submitting a top-ranking abstract selected for presentation at ASCO 2007
- 2005: Grant "KWF stagebeurs voor academici", for visit to Johns Hopkins
- 1999: Grant "KWF stagebeurs voor studenten", for visit to UCSD