Jack A Schalken, PhD
Jack A Schalken PhD (53) was trained as biochemist at the Radboud University Nijmegen, where he also obtained his PhD degree (1987). He did his post doc with Dr John T Isaacs at Johns Hopkins Hospital (Baltimore, MD). Since then he is director of urological research at the Radboud University Medical Center. In 1996 Dr Schalken was appointed as full professor of experimental oncology at the University of Utrecht. Since 2001 he is professor of experimental urology at the Radboud University (Nijmegen).
His research has a strong translational component, i.e. conducting life sciences research to accelerate healthcare outcomes, specific themes
- Unravelling the mechanism of GU cancer invasion/cadherin switching
- Molecular diagnostics of prostate cancer; PCA3.
- Cancer stem/initiating cells
- Targeted therapy in GU cancer