12 December 2016

New technique to detect sentinel node in ovarian cancer

A new detection technique – injecting tracers into ovarian ligaments – helps to carry out a sentinel lymph node procedure in ovarian cancer. This leads to greater accuracy in detecting lymph node metastases and also leads to fewer side effects for patients. These were the results of the PhD study carried out by Marjolein Kleppe, who will obtain her PhD from Maastricht University on 15 December. If this technique proves reliable, approximately 275 to 300 patients will benefit from it in the future.