In 2012 I started my radiotherapy specialization at Maastro and since April 2018 I have been working as a radiotherapist-oncologist. In my work as a radiotherapist I focus mainly on patients with brain tumors or metastases in the brain, head and neck and skin tumors, and tumors of the soft tissue. We work closely with various specialisms from MUMC+, and with colleagues from the surrounding hospitals.
In addition to my work with patients, I think it is important to do scientific research. This includes making models with which we can predict the prognosis of patients with a brain tumor based on MRI and CT scans. I also do research into new treatments for patients with the most malignant form of brain cancer, a glioblastoma.
Finally, I teach within various educational blocks of the Medicine and Biomedical Sciences course at Maastricht University, I supervise physician assistants who are in training for radiotherapist-oncologist and co-assistants with an interest in radiotherapy.
As a radiotherapist-oncologist I am a member of various scientific associations and committees including the European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO), the National Radiotherapy Platform for Neuro-Oncology (LPRNO), the National Working Group on Neuro-oncology (LWNO) and the National Platform Palliation and Radiotherapy (LPPR). Through these associations I, and we as a professional group as a whole, try to share our knowledge as well as possible and thus continuously improve the treatment of tumors worldwide.
- Bones and soft tissue
- Head and neck
- Pain treatment (palliation)