Women's cancers About theme

The women’s cancer research theme is dedicated to the treatment of malignancies that specifically occur in women, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and vulvar cancer.

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Women's cancers About theme

The women’s cancer research theme is dedicated to the treatment of malignancies that specifically occur in women, such as breast cancer, ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer and vulvar cancer. Our ultimate goal is to improve patient-centered quality of care in partnership with patients and relatives involved. We aim to improve care in the broad spectrum of prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and post-treatment follow-up.
 
To develop better management strategies for every individual tumor type, we need a better understanding of carcinogenesis and tumor development with special attention for hereditary causes and preservation of fertility. Findings from basic research will be translated into clinical applications at a diagnostic and treatment level within the general concept of personalized healthcare.

Objectives

  • We will study the oncogenesis of the various women’s cancers.
  • We will improve screening strategies for the national screening program for breast and cervical cancer.
  • We will optimize treatment strategies for women’s cancers.
  • We will optimize diagnostic tools and introduce new tools for the detection of women’s cancers.
  • We will develop and improve management strategies for hereditary cancers.
  • We will introduce new immunotherapeutic treatment modalities in ovarian cancer.
  • We will develop new fertility-sparing techniques to support the management of various malignancies.
  • We will study patients’ distress levels and develop management strategies to improve quality of life.

Theme leader

Leon Massuger PhD
full professor

+31 (0)24 361 66 83

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Researchers Women's cancers

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Centers of clinical expertise

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Research group leaders

Affiliated institutes and centers

Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

Ideally, every procedure in clinical practice and public health should take place based on proof, instead of intuition or 'experience'. Our aim is to improve clinical practice and public health.

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Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences

Our main aim is to achieve a greater understanding of the molecular mechanisms of disease. By integrating fundamental and clinical research, we obtain multifaceted knowledge of (patho)physiological processes.

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