Hans Hendriks

Scientific and (Regulatory) Medical Writing, Consulting in Non-Clinical and Early Clinical Anticancer Drug Development

CONELIS expert Hans Hendriks

Consultant, Hendriks Pharmaceutical Consulting

Purmerend, The Netherlands

English, Dutch, German

Services offered worldwide


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  • Scientific and (Regulatory) Medical writng (Oncology, Inflammatory Diseases)
  • Consulting in anticancer drug development

About Me

Hans Hendriks, Ph.D., held positions in Cell Biology and Immunology at the Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). After 17 years he joined the New Drug Development Office (now part of INC Research), Europe’s foremost oncology Contract Research Organisation (Amsterdam, The Netherlands), gaining 12 years experience leading international drug discovery and development collaborations. In addition, he served in various drug development and drug evaluation committees of the EORTC, Cancer Research UK and US National Cancer Institute, and held for 8 years a position in the Executive Board of the EORTC Biological Therapeutics Development Group.

He established Hendriks Pharmaceutical Consulting January 2000, an independent consultancy company providing services to SMEs and biotechs in Oncology R&D. He is co-founder of the Cancer Drug Development Forum (CDDF, formerly knowns as Biot

He was successful in bringing the telomere targeting agent KML001 from early stage preclinical research to Phase I clinical studies (CCR 2008;14:4593-602) and is co-inventor of a US patent application (2009).



Postdoc Erasmus University, Rotterdam, 1983-1985
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, PhD Sciences, 1974–1981
Universiteit van Amsterdam, MSc Biology, 1968–1974


17 years academic research and teaching in Cell Biology and Immunology
12 years preclinical R&D at oncology CRO
since 2000 independent consultant

Areas of Expertise:

Non- and Early Clinical Development, R&D Strategies, Scientific and Medical Writing


Typical assignments:

  • Regulatory medical writing via CRO for a global pharmaceutical company on immunotherapeutic substances,
  • Writing of Investigator Brochures, reports on in vitro and in vivo preclinical studies for SMEs and CROs, and summaries of meetings of a platform involved in the development of cancer drugs,
  • Writing of papers for scientific journals, e.g. on innovative oncology trial design, the role of pharmacology in anticancer drug development, and pharmacogenomics characterisation of a targeted agent,
  • Consulting in non-clinical development of oncology therapeutic agents for a global healthcare company, and the non-clinical and early clinical development of an arsenic anticancer drug of an SME,
  • Due diligence support - evaluating potential anticancer drugs
  • Coaching of a Max-Delbruck Centre-funded project,
  • Review of Eurostars, ERC, ESF and BIH grant proposals,
  • Review of manuscripts for scientific journals.

Recent publications

Recent Invited lectures

  • Hendriks HR. Preclinical drug development in oncology. Educational lecture, Finnish prclinical CRO, December 2019
  • Hendriks HR. Drug development, after the NCI-compounds initiative. Educational course: preclinical and early-phase clinical pharmacology. 40th EORTC-PAMM Winter meeting, Verona, 6 February, 2019.
  • Hendriks HR. New Types of Clinical Studies. Educational course: Preclinical and early-phase clinical pharmacology. 40th EORTC-PAMM Winter meeting, Verona, 6 February, 2019.
  • Hendriks HR. Pharmacology directed strategies in anticancer drug development, a viable approach for academia? Turku Cancer Research Society & Western Cancer Centre FICAN West, Cancer Seminar Series, Turku, Finland, 4 September 2018.