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netherlands cancer institute

amsterdam, Netherlands

netherlands cancer institute

The prostate cancer unit at the NKI consists of 3 radiologists, 4 urologists, one pathologist, 2 medical oncologist and 3 radiation oncologist. Since we are a tertiary referral centers most patients receive the diagnose prostate cancer elsewhere and are referred to use for counseling and treatment. All radiotherapeutical options (external beam radiotherapy, LDR and HDR brachytherapy) are available at the institute. Moreover, prostatectomy is done in 275 cases on a yearly basis mainly using robotic surgical techniques. An active surveillance program is run with MRI guided followup. Two medical oncologist are involved in management of localized and mainly metastasized prostate cancer. All new patients receive a previsit questionnaire to obtain QOL and medical needs as well as expectations on treatment options. These data are available before initial counseling and are integrated in the multidisciplinary treatment approach. After treatment and during followup patients are multidisciplinarily discussed at different meetings for salvage, chemotherapeutic, and CRPC options. Research is integral part of the clinical management and aim is to offere clinical trials to all patients that visit or unit.

Unit Director: henk van der poelurology

Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Team

  • Core Team
,Urologists,Radiation Oncologists,Medical Oncologists,Pathologists,Nurses,Data Managers
  • Non Core Team and Associated Services
,Imaging specialists,Medical physicists,Radiation technologists,Palliative care service,Clinical psychologists with experience in uro-oncology,Other professionals authorized to offer regular psychological support,Clinical trial coordinator,Physiotherapist,Sexual therapist or urologist trained in andrological urology or certified andrologist or clinical nurse specialist (supervised by sexual therapist, clinical psychologist or urologist trained in andrological urology) specially trained in using interventions that can minimize post-therapeutic sexual complications and promote rehabilitation,Patient advocates or advocacy group members
  • Interdisciplinary and Multiprofessional Case Management:
,Team Meetings held on a regular basis,Multidisciplinary clinic for newly referred prostate cancer patients
  • Treatments available:
,Radical prostatectomy,External Radioterapy,Brachytherapy,Hormonal therapy,Chemotherapy
  • Observational programs available:
,Active Surveillance,Watchful Waiting

netherlands cancer institute

plesmanlaan 121
1066 CX amsterdam, Netherlands
Phone: +31205129111
Fax: +31205122554

Last modified: 17 January 2017