Research interests

Pancreatic cancer, with a focus on multidisciplinary collaboration in clinical research and translational research.

Board member, co founder and member scientific committee of the Dutch Pancreatic Cancer Group (DPCG), a multidisciplinary research group on pancreatic cancer since 2012

 - Co PI of KWF project to investigate motion of pancreatic tumours treated with radiation ( UVA 2011-5017; co promotor E Lens 2017)

- co PI of KWF project "Reduction of organ motion during radiotherapy by non-invasive mechanical ventilation supported breathing control (UvA2020 12900)

- PI of the National DPCG PREOPANC phase 3 trial comparing upfront surgery with neo adjuvant radiochemotherapy (finished accrual july 2017; Versteijne et al 2020) 

- co PI of the national DPCG PREOPANC-2 trial, comparing the best arm of PREOPANC with neo adjuvant FOLFIRINOX  (Accrual about to be finished january 2021

- PI of the PAINPANC single arm phase 2 study, on pain palliation by short term radiation (3 X 8 Gy); (finished accrual, analysis in progress)

- co PI of the PANCOSAR trial, Cohort Multiple Controlled Randomized Trial (Phase 2) to investigate the role of stereotactic radiation in Locally advanced or recurrent pancreatic cancer (in preparation, National) 

- co PI of the FIBROPANC trial, Single arm feasibility trial to investigate whether a single fraction of radiation can prevent postoperative fistula in patiënts undergoing a pancreaticoduodenectomy. (in preparation, National).  

Member of the Dutch national guideline committee pancreatic cancer 




Radiation Oncology

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