Medical doctor with a PhD in Epidemiology from the University of Utrecht (the Netherlands 2000), specialized in clinical epidemiology and cancer epidemiology. Primary investigator and collaborator in a range of (international) studies on (breast) cancer, focusing on 'Life after Cancer', international (ethnic) differences in breast cancer risk and outcome, familial cancer and image guided cancer treatment.
Strong background in teaching clinical epidemiology and cancer epidemiology at graduate and postgraduate levels, development and coordination of modules and courses in Master of Public Health and Master of Clinical Investigation programs. Large international experience, Universities of Singapore, Geneva Switzerland, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, and Utrecht the Netherlands. Currently employed as associate professor at the Imaging (Beeld) Division of the UMC Utrecht and head of the department's clinical research office, charged with clinical evaluation of newly developed image guided tumor ablation techniques.
Providing solid scientific evidence of effectiveness of new interventions is the best way to improve lives of cancer patients. As imaging is becoming increasingly crucial in management of cancer (diagnostics, image guided treatment and (early) treatment response evaluation), my focus is to create a multidisciplinary infrastructure for simultaneous, fast and systematic evaluation of new (image guided) oncologic interventions, using innovative research designs and international collaboration.
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