Internist and oncologist Stefan Sleijfer and hospital pharmacist Roelof van Leeuwen of Erasmus MC Cancer Institute are working closely together to make cancer therapies more effective. This is not only good for patients, but also for public coffers and for the environment. These efforts save the department of Internal Oncology about EUR 7 million per […]
The brain of people who experience less social support shrinks slightly faster than the brain of people who feel more socially supported. This was discovered by Erasmus MC researcher Isabelle van der Velpen.
Scientist Miao-Ping Chien and her team have designed and built a completely new type of microscope. In doing so, Chien hopes to boost research into rare cancer cells. ‘We can image tens of thousands of individual cells at once.’
Clarify mechanisms and develop therapies that will become the standard worldwide. That is what the Department of Internal Oncology of Erasmus MC Cancer Institute did for several types of cancer. An interview with department head Stefan Sleijfer. “The concept of tailored therapy, or personalized medicine, is used so much nowadays that we almost forget that […]
‘If this disease occurred in the Western world, there would already be a cure’ Insufficient knowledge of the tropical infectious disease Mycetoma is hindering an effective treatment. Thanks to the official status of ‘neglected disease,’ this might now change. A quarter of Mycetoma patients need to have their foot amputated. Yet there is little scientific […]