“By collecting all the medical information about individual cancer patients, we amass knowledge to offer future cancer patients a unique chance of more effective treatment.”
Hartwig Medical Foundation collects in a single databank genetic and clinical data from all cancer patients in the Netherlands. The data are made available for research to improve the care of future cancer patients.
By collecting medical data from cancer patients from all over the Netherlands in a databank researchers can learn more about cancer, how the disease develops and the effect of different types of treatment and medicine.
As a result, specialists are able to improve treatment for future cancer patients and prescribe medication that targets a specific tumour. This avoids ineffective treatment that only causes side effects. It also stimulates the development of new methods of treatment and drugs, and reduces healthcare costs.Read more about the process
Hartwig Medical Foundation works closely with patients, hospitals, academic institutions and experts throughout the Netherlands.
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“Hartwig Medical Foundation is a unique Dutch initiative: rooted in pragmatism, enabled by entrepreneurship and technological knowhow, and driven by teamwork.”