Renske Altena

Renske Altena

Affiliated to Research
Visiting address: BioClinicum, Visionsgatan 4, 17164 Solna
Postal address: K7 Onkologi-Patologi, K7 Forskning Bergh, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am a medical oncologist specialised in treatment of patients with breast
    cancer and endocrine tumors, and Associate Professor in Oncology at Institutet
    for Onkologi och Patologi, Karolinska Institutet.
    I am a Principal Investigator for several investigator-initiated clinical trials.

    10/2018 Clinical oncologist (Sweden)
    9/2017 Internist (Sweden)
    6/2017 Internist with
    subspecialisation medical oncology (the Netherlands)
    9/2016 Graduated European Society of
    Medical Oncology (ESMO) Exam
    6/2016 Selected for participation
    EORTC/ESMO ‘Workhop on Methods in Clinical Cancer Research’
    5/2011 PhD in Medical Sciences,
    University of Groningen, the Netherlands. Thesis: ‘Chemotherapy-related
    Cardiovascular Morbidity in Testicular Cancer Patients – Markers &

  • Mechanisms’. Supervisors: professor. E.G.E. de Vries and professor J.A.
    9/2006 Medical Degree, University of
    Groningen, the Netherlands
    6-9/2006 Clinical internship, Dept. of
    Clinical Oncology, University Hospital Lund, Sweden.
    1-7/2004 Research internship, Dept. of
    Neurology, Pretoria Academic Hospital, South Africa.


  • The projects I am involved in are multidisciplinary projects that focus on
    1) molecular imaging to improve precision medicine by refining treatment
    2) studies improved to investigate and improve factors that affect cancer


  • 2019 GHPD, KI


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