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H. (Hevy) Hassan, PhD


  • Department
  • General Practice
  • Focus area
  • Children with obesity in primary care



Hevy Hassan is a general practitioner resident. From August 2019 she started as a Phd student researching children with obesity in primary health care.

In 2016 she received her degree of Medicine at the Erasmus University (Erasmus MC) of Rotterdam.

After her graduation, she worked as a physician at the emergency department of Bravis Hospital, in geriatric clinical medicine at Zorgwaard, in a clinical addiction care center (Antes) and the outpatient clinic child/adolescent psychiatry of Sophia-Erasmus MC.

Recent Findings 

Previous studies in the lab have shown that autologous dendritic cells pulsed with allogenic tumor cell lysate was able to induce peripheral T cell activation and tumor-reactive T cell responses in patients with mesothelioma and pancreatic cancer. Current research focuses on how to initiate an effective immune response in the tumor as well as the tumor-draining lymph node using dendritic cell vaccination. Furthermore, we are studying novel approaches for (personalized) vaccination. In addition, we have identified T cell characteristics that underlie clinical efficacy of immune check inhibitors or chemotherapeutic agents in mesothelioma. The selected publications below give an impression of our work. 

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