Renske Altena

Renske Altena

Affiliated to research

I am a medical oncologist specialised in treatment of patients with breast cancer and endocrine tumors, and a post-doc and clinical researcher in professor Jonas Berghs group.

About me

Post-doc and clinical researcher in the group of Jonas Bergh at Institutet for Onkologi och Patologi, Karolinska Institutet. I am a Principal Investigator for clinical, academic-initiated studies; the recently terminated PREDIX II HER2 trial (NCT03894007), the Cogni-Thyr study (NCT05088187) and the upcoming MIMIR-mTNBC trial (EudraCT 2021-005603-12). 

Research description

The projects I am involved in are multidisciplinary projects that focus on

1) molecular imaging to improve precision medicine by refining treatment selection,

2) studies improved to investigate and improve factors that affect cancer survivorship.

Teaching portfolio

2019 GHPD, KI


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. Gietema

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.

Academic honours, awards and prizes