Where Physics and Oncology Meet

Kine Bakke has been featured in the ESTRO newsletter’s Physics Corner where her work on the use of functional MRI for assessment of the aggressiveness of rectal cancer has been highlighted. Kine’s research, which has been receiving quite a bit of attention lately, used a novel MRI sequence able to better estimate blood flow in tumours. Kine’s work showed that low blood flow was adverse for patients with rectal cancer and highlighted a possible difference in the blood flow in men and women. The latter might indicate a difference in the progression of rectal cancers between men and women. In the article, Kine also answers some questions about her PhD process and what inspires her.

This insightful article about Kine can be read here.