After completing my training as a radiotherapist-oncologist at the University Hospital in Leuven (Belgium) in 2014, I made the switch to Maastro in Maastricht. I am particularly concerned with the radiation of urological and gynecological tumors, and special high-precision radiation techniques such as stereotactic radiation and brachytherapy. I am also involved in radiation treatments for symptom control.
I think it is important that every patient receives the best possible cancer care. This requires that we work in a multidisciplinary manner with various specialists. That way we can achieve the maximum result together. I am aware that every person has his or her own way of life. It is therefore very important to be able to speak openly with patients and their families about the diagnosis and to explain the possible treatment options in detail and interactively. Together we can then come to the ideal treatment proposal, a proposal that is truly tailor-made for each unique patient.
I am a member of the European Society of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology (ESTRO) and the Dutch Association for Radiotherapy-Oncology (NVRO). Within ESTRO I am involved in the ‘FALCON operational group’. within radiotherapy. I have been designated as a teacher in the Target Area Delineation workshop for prostate cancer.
In addition, I have a strong interest in scientific research. My attention goes out to the development of new radiation techniques as well as the combination of immunotherapy and radiotherapy. This knowledge should help us to develop new treatment strategies to help more cancer patients and to make these treatments more effective with fewer side effects.
After completing my training as a radiotherapist-oncologist at the University Hospital in Leuven (Belgium) in 2014, I made the switch to Maastro in Maastricht. I am particularly concerned with the radiation of urological, gynecological and rectal cancer. I do this work both in Maastricht and in Venlo.
- Pain treatment (palliation)