Luc van Lonkhuijzen

(Principal Investigator)

1997 …2024

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Research interests

With my research and trough health advocacy I aim to reduce risk factors for cancer, reduce inequalities and improve the lives of women diagnosed with gynecological malignancies. To achieve these goals I am using different avenues:
First we are evaluating how obesity influences operative risks for women with ovarian cancer. Also we are determining  if these women are achieving better treatment outcome if they receive physiotherapy and dietary advice during treatment.

Secondly we are evaluating if comprehensive use of patient reported outcome measures which are made available to the physicians in their consultation room can lead to better understanding of the signs and symptoms women are experiencing. With better understanding we hope to tailor follow up and after care to individual patient needs. In the near future we will use these data and artificial intelligence to develop explainable prediction models for the outcome of cervical cancer treatment 

In our clinic aimed at the late effects of treatment we are focusing on the long term side effects of cancer treatment. Using a multidisciplinary approach we deliver care to woman with new or chronic complaints originating from surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy or a combination of these treatment modalities.

Lastly as a health advocate I contribute to a smoke free society


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Education/Academic qualification

Master, Masters Public Health, University of Toronto, Dalla Lana School of Public Health

Award Date: 15 Jun 2011

PhD, Delay in Safe Motherhood, Groningen University

Award Date: 25 May 2011

Fellowship Gynecologic Oncology, University Health Network University of Toronto

1 Jun 200931 May 2012

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