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New professor studies radiotherapy in connection with cancer treatment

Kari Tanderup has just been appointed professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. In the professorship she will continue her research into image-guided radiotherapy for cancer patients.

How can we offer cancer patients more effective and less intrusive radiation treatment? This is what Kari Tanderup studies in her research into image-guided radiotherapy. She has just been appointed professor at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital.

"My professorship at Aarhus University is an important recognition of the fact that clinical research is prioritised for the benefit of cancer patients. Being able to contribute to the cancer department at Aarhus University Hospital is a great motivating factor for me," says Kari Tanderup.

With image-guided radiotherapy, doctors conduct MRI scans of the patient before and during their treatment. The images from the scans provide an overview of the cancer tumour and act as an important tool when it comes to planning an individual course of radiotherapy for each patient.

The research has shown results for cervical cancer

Research into image-guided radiotherapy has already had a big impact on cancer patients.

"Over the past 10 years, we have halved the number of relapses and serious side effects in locally advanced cervical cancer. We continue to develop techniques that further improve the survival and quality of life of the patients," says Kari Tanderup.

In addition to her research, Kari Tanderup runs an international research network which develops and implements new state-of-the-art image-guided techniques that can make radiotherapy treatment more efficient and less intrusive for cancer patients. Kari Tanderup is a physicist and graduated in medical physics. She has a PhD degree from Aarhus University and has been affiliated with the cancer department at Aarhus University for several years.

Further information

Professor Kari Tanderup
Aarhus University, Department of Clinical Medicine
Aarhus University Hospital, Department of Oncology
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