After many years at an academic centre, I started working as a clinical nurse specialist at the Netherlands Cancer Institute in 2010. I primarily focus on hereditary stomach and colorectal tumours (such as the Lynch syndrome) and neuroendocrine tumours and am part of the multidisciplinary teams involved in the treatment of these cancer types.
Through my work as a clinical nurse specialist, I see many patients involved in preventative or early detection screening programmes. I am also part of the multidisciplinary NET team which treats patients with a rare cancer type: neuroendocrine tumours.
Working at the NKI is working in an environment with short lines of communication. As a clinical nurse specialist, I concern myself with the implementation of medical and nursing care. Genuine attention and time, combined with an understanding of the newest developments in the field: that is my ultimate goal.