After completing my training as a radiotherapist-oncologist in Maastricht and Eindhoven in January 2014, I have been working at Maastro. I have a specialization in the treatment of breast cancer and lung cancer and in palliative treatments, treatments when healing is no longer possible. Within these areas, I am responsible, among other things, for team meetings in various hospitals in the region.
In addition to direct patient care, I am also active in scientific research in the field of breast cancer and lung cancer. I focus on patient-oriented research, research whose results can be applied quickly in daily practice. In 2010, I obtained a PhD in the field of imaging lung tumors before, during and after radiation. After this, I focused on conducting cost-effectiveness research. For this, I followed various internships and courses, especially in the United Kingdom. Currently, I am also working on the development of decision aids. These are tools that help the individual patient select the best treatment. In addition to the chances of survival, the chance of side effects and the influence on the quality of life of a treatment are of great importance. Special attention is given to the group of elderly cancer patients.
I spend part of my working time at Maastro on training doctors in radiotherapy training and supervising medical students in elective education in oncology. I am active within the regional working groups for lung cancer and breast cancer, and the national platform for breast cancer radiotherapy and for radiotherapy in the elderly.
- Pain treatment (palliation)