Johannes W. R. Nortier

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The aim of this study was to obtain insight into which proportion of cancer patients is admitted to an Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and how their survival, demographic, and clinical characteristics relate to cancer patients not admitted to the ICU. Data from patients registered with cancer between 2006 and 2011 in four hospitals in the Netherlands were linked(More)
Due to increased life expectancy, the number of new patients diagnosed with cancer is also increasing; this requires effective and inexpensive strategies for preventing cancer. The concept of chemoprevention involves taking medication to reduce cancer risk. By re-assessing aspirin trials that were originally conducted to determine its effect on(More)
Aromatase inhibitors are proving to be more effective than tamoxifen for postmenopausal patients with breast cancer. Estrogen concentrations in the breast are similar in both premenopausal and postmenopausal women, and several fold higher than circulating levels in postmenopausal women. In order to investigate the importance of intratumoral aromatase in(More)
The antitumor effect of bisphosphonates (BPs) is under increasing scrutiny. Preclinical and clinical evidence has shown that BPs might sensitize breast tumors to chemotherapy. Here, we present a review of current preclinical and clinical evidence for antitumor effects of BPs, and evaluate how BPs might play a role in neoadjuvant treatment of women with(More)
Because of the trend to postpone childbirth until later in life we will be increasingly confronted with pregnancy-associated breast cancer. We report on two patients with pregnancy-associated breast cancer. Complete treatment of this condition during pregnancy by means of surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy is possible without any known damage to the(More)
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