prof. dr. R. de Bree MD

prof. dr. R. de Bree MD

Full Professor
prof. dr. R. de Bree MD
  • Department of Head and Neck Oncology
  • MS Hoofd-Hals Chirurgische Oncologie

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer



Remco de Bree (1966) studied medicine in Utrecht, The Netherlands. His PhD research on the VU University Medical Center was about the clinical application of radiolabelled monoclonal antibodies in head and neck cancer patients. In 1999 he finished his training in otolaryngology. Thereafter, he was a fellow in head and neck surgery for 2 years at the same hospital, where he worked as a head and neck surgeon for 14 years and became full professor for clinical oncological research at the department of otolaryngology - head and neck surgery in 2006. Since 2015 he is full professor and head of the department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology at the UMC Utrecht Cancer Center of the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands. His special interests are the clinical applications and improvements of diagnostic imaging techniques, sentinel node procedure, quality of life and reconstructive surgery in head and neck cancer patients. He has authored and co-authored over 200 articles in international peer-reviewed journals. He was the principal investigator and coordinator of several (inter)national multicenter trials, is a member of the Research steering committee of the Dutch Head and Neck Society (NWHHT), is a member of several editorial boards and member of the Cochrane Ear, Nose & Throat Disorders Group. 

Side Activities

Lid Clinical Audit Board van de Dutch Head and Neck Audit (DHNA)

Lid Scientific Advisory Board Dutch Oncology Research Platform (DORP)

Voorzitter Research stuurgroep Nederlandse  werkgroep Hoofd-Hals Tumoren (NWHHT)

Voorzitter Herziening richtlijn Hoofd-Halsoncologie

Lid kerngroep richtlijncommissie Nederlandse Werkgroep Hoofd-Hals Tumoren (NWHHT)

Lid Algemeen Bestuur Patiëntenvereniging Hoofd-Hals (PVHH)

Fellowship and Awards

1996 Best PhD thesis Dutch Otolaryngology Society

Research Output (322)

A complete magnetic sentinel lymph node biopsy procedure in oral cancer patients:A pilot study

Nieuwenhuis Eliane R., Kolenaar Barry, van Bemmel Alexander J.M., Hof Jurrit J., van Baarlen Joop, Christenhusz Anke, Pouw Joost J., ten Haken Bernard, Alic Lejla, de Bree Remco okt 2021, In: Oral Oncology. 121

Feasibility of assessment of skeletal muscle mass on a single cross-sectional image at the level of the fourth thoracic vertebra

van Heusden Hugo C., Swartz Justin E., Chargi Najiba, de Jong Pim A., van Baal Mark C.P.M., Wegner Inge, de Bree Remco sep 2021, In: European Journal of Radiology. 142 , p. 1-7

Qualitative and quantitative diagnosis in head and neck cancer

López Fernando, Mäkitie Antti, de Bree Remco, Franchi Alessandro, de Graaf Pim, Hernández-Prera Juan C., Strojan Primoz, Zidar Nina, Fležar Margareta Strojan, Rodrigo Juan P., Rinaldo Alessandra, Centeno Barbara A., Ferlito Alfio sep 2021, In: Diagnostics. 11 15 p.

Current trends and controversies in the management of warthin tumor of the parotid gland<sup>†</sup>

Quer Miquel, Hernandez-Prera Juan C., Silver Carl E., Casasayas Maria, Simo Ricard, Vander Poorten Vincent, Guntinas-Lichius Orlando, Bradley Patrick J., Tong-Ng Wai, Rodrigo Juan P., Mäkitie Antti A., Rinaldo Alessandra, Kowalski Luiz P., Sanabria Alvaro, de Bree Remco, Takes Robert P., López Fernando, Olsen Kerry D., Shaha Ashok R., Ferlito Alfio aug 2021, In: Diagnostics. 11 14 p.

Prognostic imaging variables for recurrent laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma treated with primary chemoradiotherapy:A systematic review and meta-analysis

Smits Hilde J.G., Assili Sanam, Kauw Frans, Philippens Marielle E.P., de Bree Remco, Dankbaar Jan W. jul 2021, In: Head and Neck. 43 , p. 2202-2215 14 p.

Skeletal muscle mass measurements using head and neck CT imaging in head and neck cancer patients

de Bree Remco, Swartz Justin E, Bril Sandra, Chargi Najiba, Wegner Inge, Smid Ernst J 6 jun 2021, In: Radiotherapy & Oncology. 161 , p. 72-73 2 p.

Contemporary management of the neck in nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Ng Wai Tong, Tsang Raymond K.Y., Beitler Jonathan J., de Bree Remco, Coca-Pelaz Andrés, Eisbruch Avraham, Guntinas-Lichius Orlando, Lee Anne W.M., Mäkitie Antti A., Mendenhall William M., Nuyts Sandra, Rinaldo Alessandra, Robbins K. Thomas, Rodrigo Juan P., Silver Carl E., Simo Ricard, Smee Robert, Strojan Primož, Takes Robert P., Ferlito Alfio jun 2021, In: Head and Neck. 43 , p. 1949-1963 15 p.

Cost-utility and cost-effectiveness of a guided self-help head and neck exercise program for patients treated with total laryngectomy:Results of a multi-center randomized controlled trial

Jansen Femke, Coupé Veerle M.H., Eerenstein Simone E.J., Cnossen Ingrid C., van Uden-Kraan Cornelia F., de Bree Remco, Doornaert Patricia, Halmos György B., Hardillo José A.U., van Hinte Gerben, Honings Jimmie, Leemans C. René, Verdonck-de Leeuw Irma M. jun 2021, In: Oral Oncology. 117

Feasibility study of ultrasound-guided resection of tongue cancer with immediate specimen examination to improve margin control – Comparison with conventional treatment

de Koning Klijs J., Koppes Sjors A., de Bree Remco, Dankbaar Jan Willem, Willems Stefan M., van Es Robert J.J., Noorlag Rob mei 2021, In: Oral Oncology. 116 7 p.

Contralateral Regional Recurrence in Lateralized or Paramedian Early-Stage Oral Cancer Undergoing Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy—Comparison to a Historic Elective Neck Dissection Cohort

Mahieu Rutger, den Toom Inne J., Boeve Koos, Lobeek Daphne, Bloemena Elisabeth, Donswijk Maarten L., de Keizer Bart, Klop W. Martin C., Leemans C. René, Willems Stefan M., Takes Robert P., Witjes Max J.H., de Bree Remco 23 apr 2021, In: Frontiers in oncology. 11 10 p.

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