Chemotherapy during pregnancy: effective for the mother, safe for the child

New doctoral research confirms that chemotherapy is just as effective in pregnant women as it is in non-pregnant women. Drawing on insights from ten years of research and clinical work in the field, Frédéric Amant provided an overview of the state of the art at the ‘Cancer in Young Women’ international symposium in Leuven, Belgium on 5-6 February 2015.

In new doctoral research, Dr. Sileny Han focuses on the effectiveness and consequences of cancer treatment in women with breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in pregnant women. In Belgium, approximately 25 to 35 pregnant women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

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