KWF roadshow

KWF Kankerbestrijding (The Dutch Cancer Society) recently visited MUMC to present the Programme Research & Implementation (KWF PR&I). KWF aims to offer the best possible support from basic research to clinical applications through a new way of funding, reviewing and operating.

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GROW Valorisation Day

The first GROW Valorisation Day was a succes!
Thanks to our speakers Henri Theunissen, Servaas Morré and Philippe Lambin and the 7 young researchers who pitched their ideas.
Two prices of € 2.500 were awarded to the best pitches.
Congratulations to the winners:
Ralph Leijenaar (Radiotherapy) and Julian Krauskopf (Toxicogenomics).


GROW Awards

The winners are:

Best GROW Publications in 2014

Moossdorff, M., van Roozendaal, L.M., Strobbe, L.J., Aebi, S., Cameron, D.A., Dixon, J.M., Giulliano, A.E., Haffty, B.G., Hickey, B.E., Hudi, C.A., Klimberg, V.S., Koczware, B., Kuhn, T., Lippman, M.E., Lucci, A., Piccart, M., Smith, B.D., Tjan-Heijnen, V.C., van de Velde, C.J., van Zee, K.J., Vermorken, J.B., Viale, G., Voogd, A.C., Wapnir, I.L., White, J.R., Smidt, M.L.

Maastricht Delphi consensus on event definitions for classification of recurrence in breast cancer research.
JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Insitute, 106(12), dju288 (IF 15.161)

Geybels, M.S., van den Brandt, P.A., Schouten, L.J., van Schooten, F.J., van Breda, S.G., Rayman, M.P., Green, F.R., Verhage, B.A.

Selenoprotein gene variants, toenail selenium levels, and risk for advanced prostate cancer.

JNCI Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 106(3), dju003 (IF 15.161)

Best Poster Award

Congratulations to Nathalie Vaes for receiving the GROW Poster Award 2015.


Publicatie Chantal le Clercq wint MLDS Award

Bij twee op de 1.000 mensen in Nederland wordt binnen vijf jaar na kijkonderzoek (coloscopie) alsnog darmkanker aangetroffen. Een studie van de Nederlandse wetenschapper Chantal le Clercq, met aanbevelingen om kijkonderzoek te verbeteren, krijgt internationaal veel aanzien. Tijdens het NVGE najaarscongres op 8 oktober heeft zij voor dit artikel de MLDS Award 2015 ontvangen. De MLDS Award is een initiatief van de Maag Lever Darm Stichting.

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New Grants

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€ 

Congratulations to Piet van den Brandt for receiving a grant from World Cancer Research Fund International.
Title: “Adherence to Mediterranean diet and risk of esophageal, gastric, pancreas, lung and breast cancer: a prospective cohort study”.

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]


Treatment of the Primary Tumour in the Presence of Metastases: Lessons from Breast Cancer
Voogd, A.C., Verhoeven, R.H.
European Urology, 2015 Jun 29. pii: S0302-2838(15)00527-8. doi: 10.1016/j.eururo.2015.06.024. [Epub ahead of print]


Endometrial cancer and oraal contraceptives: individual participant meta-analysis of 27276 women with endometrial cancer from 36 epidemiological studies
Collaborative Group on Epidemiological Studies on Endometrial Cancer (members: van den Brandt PA, Schouten LJ)
Lancet Oncology 2015; 16: 1061-70.


Organizers: Douglas Hanahan and Carl Figdor

TEFAF Oncology Chairs 2015 and 2016

Location: Aula Maastricht University, Minderbroederberg 4-6, Maastricht.

Click here for the programme.
To register, please click here.

Courses & Symposia

Courses & Symposia (click here)

* 8 Masterclasses “Molecular Anthropology” by prof. Mark Stoneking, Eugène Dubois Chairholder.
* Kristine Glunde: "Molecular imaging of hypoxia-driven signaling pathways in the breast tumor microenvironment".
* Keystone Symposia
* 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

February 4, 2016
Tiara R. Lopez Penha
Breast Cancer Related Lymphedema; studies on Prevalence, effect on quality of life, and microsurgical treatment options
Promotors: Prof. dr. M.F. von Meyenfeldt, Prof. dr. R.R. van der Hulst
Co-promotors: Dr. E.M. Heuts, Dr. A.C. Voogd