Every year around 120 children are diagnosed with a brain tumour in the Netherlands. Fortunately, earlier detection and improved treatment options have resulted in an increasing number of children who survive the disease and its treatment. However, both tumours and treatment have been known to cause damage to the healthy tissue in the brain, which can cause a range of neurocognitive late effects. With more children surviving, the consequences are becoming more apparent. Marieke de Ruiter’s research focuses on improving our understanding of the extent of the neurocognitive late effects resulting from brain tumours and their treatment.
M.A. de Ruiter: Impact of a Pediatric Brain Tumor. Research into Neurocognitive Late Effects and Psychosocial Consequences and the Evaluation of a Potential Intervention.
Prof. J. Oosterlaan
Prof. M.A. Grootenhuis
Dr A.Y.N. Schouten-van Meeteren
Prof. H.N. Caron
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