NRS Science Award 2016

Prof. Ph. Lambin, Radiotherapy, Prof. A. Dingemans, Respiratory Medicine and R. Leijenaar, Radiotherapy, received the NRS Science Award 2016 by the Netherlands Respiratory Society.


Prestigieuze Europese beurs voor ontwikkeling longkankertherapie

Prof. dr. Philippe Lambin van het Maastricht UMC+ en MAASTRO clinic heeft een prestigieuze Advanced Grant van de European Research Council (ERC) ontvangen. Met deze Europese subsidie van ongeveer 2,5 miljoen euro gaat Lambin met zijn team onderzoek doen naar een innovatieve behandelmethode voor patiënten met uitgezaaide longkanker. De nieuwe behandelwijze is gebaseerd op een combinatie van immuuntherapie, radiotherapie en een innovatief medicament. Met name patiënten die lijden aan complexe vormen van uitgezaaide longkanker zouden baat kunnen hebben bij de nieuwe ontwikkeling.

Lees hier het hele persbericht.

New Grants

Congratulations to Prof. Dr. Philippe Lambin, Department of Radiotherapy for receiving a personal, prestigious, ERC advanced grant by the “European research Council”,
"Tackling the Achilles Heel of Immunotherapy: Validating imaging biomarkers and targeting the immunological niche of tumour hypoxia"
Granted amount, 2.5M€

Congratulations to Marc Vooijs, Ludwig Dubois an Kasper Rouschop for receiving a grant from KWF Alpe d’Huzes
The Unieke kansen High Risk  project “Can Lipid Lowering drugs improve treatment response in Glioblastoma”.
Granted amount 149 K€. 

Congratulations to Jan Theys, Ludwig Dubois and Philippe Lambin for receiving a KWF grant “From men to mice and back again – completing a 60 year innovation cycle with “armed” clostridia as safe and specific weapons to fight cancer”
Granted amount 2,1M€

New Publications

Iodine seed- versus wire-guided localization in breast-consurving surgery for non-palpable ductal carcinoma in situ.
J.D. Luiten, M.A. Beek, A.C. Voogd, P.D. Gobardhan, E.J.T. Luiten
British Journal of Surgery, 2015 Oct 22. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9946. [Epub ahead of print]


Two decades of axillary management in breast cancer
M.A. Beek, N.C. Verheuvel, E.J.T. Luiten, E.G. Klompenhouwer, H.J.T. Rutten, R.M.H. Roumen, P.D. Gobardhan, A.C. Voogd
British Journal of Surgery, 2015; 102: 1658-1664


Benefits of preoperative MRI in breast cancer surgery studied in a large population-based cancer registry
E.L. Vos, A.C. Voogd, C. Verhoef, S. Siesling, I.M. Obdeijn, L.B. Koppert
British Journal of Surgery, 2015; Oct 8. doi: 10.1002/bjs.9947. [Epub ahead of print]


TEFAF Oncology Chair 2016

Organizers: Douglas Hanahan and Carl Figdor
TEFAF Oncology Chairs 2015 and 2016

On our website (click here) you can find the video's of the lectures and the photographic impressions.

Courses & Symposia

Courses & Symposia (click here)

* Genetics Retreat: the annual Rolduc meeting
* Maastricht Microscopy Meeting
* The 1st Conference on Social Impact of Science SIS2016
* Alpro Foundation student symposium Plant-based Eating
* Pelerin Lectures Medical History
* Precision Image-guided Small Animal RadioTherapy
* PhD / Postdoc course Advanced Optical Microscopy

Upcoming thesis defenses 2016

May 12, 2016. 16.00 hrs.
Ulrich C. Lalji
“Contrast-enhanced spectral mammography in clinical practice: results in a screening population”
Promotores: Prof. dr. J. Wildberger, Prof. dr. R. Beets-Tan
Co-promotor: Dr. M. Lobbes

May 27, 2016. 14.00 hrs.
Kevin E.H. Gerritsen
“RNA analysis of HLA alleles; Tidings from the messenger”
Promotor: Prof. dr. M. Tilanus
Co-promotores: Dr. C. Voorter, Dr. L. Wieten