Summary: Jane McDonnell
Editor: Angelina Tjokrowidjaja
Sarah Dalton chats to Angelina Tjokrowidjaja about spinal cord compression, a common complication of cancer that occurs in up to 10% of patients. Spinal cord compression can cause pain and potentially irreversible neurological deficits.
Dr Angelina Tjokrowidjaja is currently a Medical Oncology Clinical Trials Fellow at St George Hospital and a PhD candidate at the NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre, New South Wales, Australia. Angelina completed her Master of Medicine (Clinical Epidemiology) while working as a junior medical doctor at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales. She is currently researching how to better individualise targeted and biological therapies in patients with advanced cancers using biomarkers. Angelina is also invested in teaching and is a tutor of medical students and junior doctors in the university and clinical setting.
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