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Dr. S.B. Schagen has been named professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer Therapy
Dr S.B. Schagen (b. 1971) has been named
professor by special appointment of Cognitive Functions and Cancer
Therapy at the University of Amsterdam's (UvA) Faculty of Social
and Behavioural Sciences. The chair was established on behalf of
the Netherlands Cancer Institute Foundation.
Sanne Schagen does both clinical work and research focused on
the cognitive effects of cancer and cancer treatments. She
investigates the presence and causes of cognitive problems (such as
memory and concentration problems) in relation to different types
of tumours and treatment approaches. She also studies methods to
alleviate such cognitive symptoms and enable patients to cope as
well as possible in their daily lives.
Various partnerships already exist between the UvA's Brain and
Cognition department and the Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI). As
professor at the UvA, Schagen will be organising and supervising
research activities uniting the Brain and Cognition department and
the NKI. Within the programme group, she will also be developing
training for the growing group of neuropsychologists who will be
faced with patients who experience cognitive problems following
cancer and cancer treatment.
Schagen is a clinical neuropsychologist and has been a
researcher at the NKI since 1996. In 2008 she was appointed group
leader within the Division of Psychosocial Research and
Epidemiology. Schagen is also a co-founder of the International
Cognition and Cancer Task Force (ICCTF) that works to promote
research in the field of cognition and cancer.