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Prinses Máxima Centrum

100th patient at the CIP consultation hour

On Wednesday, January 15, the 100th patient visited the CIP (Cancer In Pregnancy) consultation hour. The consultation hour started in June 2018 as a national initiative in the Princess Máxima Center. Children from mothers who have been diagnosed and treated for any kind of cancer during pregnancy, come to this consultation hour. They will be followed in the coming years and examined by the CIP team at set times.

The CIP team consists of prof. Marry van den Heuvel-Eibrink and dr. Martine van Grotel, pediatric oncologists, drs. Mathilde van Gerwen, neuropsychologist and drs. Emma Verwaaijen, pediatric physiotherapist. Patients are longitudinally screened for neuropsychological and physical consequences of exposure to cancer treatment in the womb. The diagnosis of cancer during pregnancy occurs in approximately 200 pregnant women per year in the Netherlands. In recent years more has become known at international level about the possibilities of treatment during pregnancy and the effect of this on the outcomes of mother and child.

The CIP consultation hour at Princess Maxima is conducted in collaboration with the Cancer and Pregnancy Advisory Group (AKZ) Netherlands and the International Network on Cancer, Infertility and Pregnancy (INCIP).

For more information, contact cip@prinsesmaximacentrum.nl