News items related to the Department of Medical Oncology.
Drug-induced interstitial lung disease in advanced breast cancer patients receiving everolimus22 August 2019
In Targeted Oncology, Annelieke Willemsen, Carla van Herpen and colleagues, showed that pulmonary function test with diffusion capacity of the lungs for carbon monoxide and serum biomarkers can be of aid to differentiate everolimus-related interstitial lung disease from other respiratory problems.
Dosing anticancer drugs in patients with renal or hepatic impairment11 April 2019
Renal or hepatic impairment is a common comorbidity for patients with cancer either because of the disease itself, toxicity of previous anticancer treatments, or because of other factors affecting organ function, such as increased age.
Sarah Verhoeff wins audience award Radboud Talks Jury chose neuroscientist as overall winner26 March 2019
The winner of the fifth edition of scientific pitch competition Radboud Talks is Suhas Vijayakumar, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Donders Institute. Research physician Sarah Verhoeff, Radboud Institute for Health Sciences, won the audience award.
Carla van Herpen has been appointed Professor of Rare Cancers23 January 2018
Van Herpen is the first Professor of Rare Cancers in the Netherlands. She will work to improve survival rate and quality of life for patients with rare cancers, paying special attention to salivary gland cancer and head and neck cancer.