Kris C. P. Vissers

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Malignant ascites and pleural effusion are challenging clinical problems, with a major impact on quality of life. We conducted a randomized phase II trial to assess the palliative value of cediranib, an oral vascular endothelial growth factor tyrosine kinase inhibitor (VEGF TKI). After a baseline paracentesis or thoracentesis (on day 0), patients with(More)
PURPOSE The tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and sunitinib have efficacy in several types of cancer. Recent studies indicate that these agents affect the immune system. The way it affects the immune response to influenza vaccination is unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the specific immune response to seasonal flu vaccination in cancer(More)
Purpose: The tyrosine kinase inhibitors sorafenib and sunitinib have efficacy in several types of cancer. Recent studies indicate that these agents affect the immune system. The way it affects the immune response to influenza vaccination is unknown. The aim of this study was to elucidate the specific immune response to seasonal flu vaccination in cancer(More)
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