Egbert F. Smit

Professor of Pulmonary Medicine at VU University Medical Center

De Boelelaan 1117, Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands
VU University Medical Center
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+31 20 444 0816
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Last Updated 12/2/2017

General Information

Employment History

Pulmonologist  - Martini Hospital

Member, Department of Pulmonary Medicine  - University Hospital Groningen


MD  - 


Longarts  - NKI

Member  - European Society for Medical Oncology

Editorial Advisory Board  - CML Lung Cancer

Board Member  - review

Web References  

Perspectives in Lung Cancer

Egbert F. Smit, MD, PhD
VU University Medical Center

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Early Detection Techniques Offer Hope for Improved Outcomes in Lung Cancer Patients | Global Lung Cancer Coalition

"Early detection of lung cancer is vital to improve lung cancer survival rates," commented Egbert F. Smit, professor of pulmunary medicine at the VU University Medical Centre in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, member of the IASLC Prevention, Screening and Early Detection Committee.
"Currently, low-dose CT is the only early detection modality that has shown to improve survival rates. However, identifying persons at risk for lung cancer by methods that use less radiation, would be preferable. In this meeting three such methods are presented which hold some promise for future studies," he concluded.

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Results from the VeriStrat analysis of a phase II trial of first line erlotinib in combination with sorafenib in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) were presented today at the 22nd EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets in Cancer Therapeutics being held in Berlin, Germany by Egbert Smit, MD, PhD of the VU Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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