Laboratory Research

Maastro Lab (dept. of Radiotherapy) is a basic science and translational research laboratory embedded within the Research School GROW and the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences at Maastricht University. Our research is focused on identifying actionable targets in tumors to achieve durable treatment response while preserving normal tissue function.
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Vision and ambitions

Our mission is to identify the biological mechanisms that promote cancer progression and resistance to therapy and to use that knowledge for the development of better treatments for cancer patients.

We believe that Radiotherapy combination treatments will prolong survival and preserve quality of life for cancer patients.

Our ambitions are to implement our knowledge of tumor biology to identify meaningful predictive biomarkers and interventions in radiotherapy clinical trials.

Research themes

The scientific research of the department of radiotherapy is led by four PI’s with expertise’s on different cancer hallmarks: