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prof. dr. P.J. (Paul J.) van Diest

prof. dr. P.J. (Paul J.) van Diest

Full Professor
prof. dr. P.J. (Paul J.) van Diest
  • Department of Pathology

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Paul J van Diest has been a dedicated cancer researcher since the start of his career, obtaining numerous grants a.o. from the NIH and the Dutch Cancer Society. He studied Medicine, did his PhD and pathology residency at the VU University medical center (VUMC) in Amsterdam. After obtaining his Board certification in Pathology in 1996, he became Consultant Pathologist at the Department of Pathology of the VUMC. In 1999 he was appointed Associate Professor and in 2001 to full Professor. In 2003 he moved to Utrecht to become Head of the Department of Pathology at the University Medical Center Utrecht (UMCU) where he is currently still working. He is Adjunct Professor of Oncology at the Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA. He serves on the editorial board of >20 international journals. He has been active in the board as secretary and president of several international societies. He has published >700 papers in peer reviewed journals, personally supervised 70 PhD theses, and has an H-index of 66. The main theme of his research is finding ways for prevention, optimized diagnosis and cure of breast cancer, both the male and female forms. He is also active in the field of implementing digital pathology.

Side Activities

From all these activitites for the UMC Utrecht  there never is personal income, or - if there is a fee - it is for the department of pathology of Utrecht.

Adjunct Professor of Oncology, Sidney Kimmel Oncology Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, USA

Member of the Digital Pathology advisory board of PAIGE.

Editorial board activities

World Journal of Surgical Procedures      

Member of the Editorial Board of Recent Patents on Biomarkers

Member of the Editorial Board of the Chinese Journal of Clinicians

Associate editor of BMC Cancer

Member of the Editorial Board of Pathology Research International

Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Plastic Surgery Journal

Member of the Editorial Board of The Open Prostate Journal

Member of the Editorial Board of Laboratory Investigation

Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research

Member of the Editorial Board of Biotechnic and Histochemistry

Member of the Editorial Board of Analytical and Quantitative Cytology and Histology

Academic Editor of PlosOne

Associate editor of the Journal of Case Reports in Medicine

Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Medical Genetics

Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Clinical Urology

Member of the Editorial Board of World Journal of Surgical Procedures

Member of the Editorial Board of Current Biomarker Findings

 

Advisory boards

 

2005-               Member of the breast cancer advisory board of Astra Zenica

2008-               Member of the Digital Pathology advisory board of Philips.

2013-               Member of the Advisory Council of the Breast Cancer Society Netherlands (BVN)

2014-               Member of the advisory board of PathXL

2015-               Member of the advisory board of Sectra

Invited Speaker on (Inter)National Meetings 121 in 2003-2019: 1 only 2018-9 below for brevity reasons

2018

 

  1. Sol Goldman Think-Tank Meeting on Artificial Intelligence as Applied to Pancreatic Cancer. Baltimore, MD, USA, April 16, 2018. Invited speaker.

  2. 11th joint meeting of the British Division of the International Academy of Pathology and the Pathological Society of Great Britain & Ireland. Maastricht, The Netherlands, June 19-22 2018. Invited speaker.

  3. 30th European Congress of Pathology, Bilbao, Spain, September 8-12, 2018. Invited speaker.

  4. Hans Peterse Lecture at the NKI breast cancer symposium 2018. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, October 31, 2018. Invited speaker.

  5. Digital pathology in daily practice: The current status and the future. Utrecht, The Netherlands, November 2 2018. Organizer, speaker.

  6. 84th Annual Meeting of the Swiss Society of Pathology. Lugano, Switzerland, November 10, 2018. Invited speaker.

     

    2019

     

  7. European Congress of Radiology. Vienna, Austria, Febuary 27-March 3, 2019. Invited speaker.

  8. Artificial Intelligence in 2019: Where we are now. London UK, March 22, 2019. Invited speaker.

  9. 1e Wad 'n Workshop: Mammacarcinoom, Terschelling, The Netherlands, March 24-26. Invited speaker.

  10. European Working Group of Breast Screening Pathologists. Dublin, Ireland, March 29 2019. Invited speaker.

  11. Pathology week. Veenendaal, The Netherlands, April 9-12. Invited speaker.

  12. 5th Digital Pathology & AI congress: USA. NYC, NY, USA. June 13-14, 2019. Invited speaker

Yearly lectures 

1 NVvO Dutch Society of Oncology

2 ODDP, Oncology Drug Development in Practice

3 University of Siena

Contract research

OncoMark Ltd. Dublin, Ireland, Euro 15,000

Samantree Medical SA, Lausanne, Switzerland, Euro 18.000

Fellowship and Awards

Dutch Cancer Society (KWF)

Health Care Efficiency Research Programme of The Netherlands Organization for Health Research and Development (ZonMw)

Research Output (1005)

The microRNA Lifecycle in Health and Cancer

de Rooij Laura Adriana, Mastebroek Dirk Jan, Ten Voorde Nicky, van der Wall Elsken, van Diest Paul Joannes, Moelans Cathy Beatrice 1 Dec 2022, In: Cancers. 14 , p. 1-36

Deep learning-based breast cancer grading and survival analysis on whole-slide histopathology images

Wetstein Suzanne C., de Jong Vincent M.T., Stathonikos Nikolas, Opdam Mark, Dackus Gwen M.H.E., Pluim Josien P.W., van Diest Paul J., Veta Mitko Dec 2022, In: Scientific Reports. 12 1 p.

Improving prediction of response to neoadjuvant treatment in patients with breast cancer by combining liquid biopsies with multiparametric MRI:Protocol of the LIMA study-a multicentre prospective observational cohort study

Janssen Liselore M., Suelmann Britt B.M., Elias Sjoerd G., Janse Markus H.A., Van Diest Paul J., Van Der Wall Elsken, Gilhuijs Kenneth G.A. 20 Sep 2022, In: BMJ Open. 12 , p. 1-8

MRI to assess response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy in breast cancer subtypes:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Janssen L. M., den Dekker B. M., Gilhuijs K. G.A., van Diest P. J., van der Wall E., Elias S. G. 19 Sep 2022, In: npj Breast Cancer. 8 , p. 1-7

Imaging to predict checkpoint inhibitor outcomes in cancer. A systematic review

Ter Maat Laurens S, van Duin Isabella A J, Elias Sjoerd G, van Diest Paul J, Pluim Josien P W, Verhoeff Joost J C, de Jong Pim A, Leiner Tim, Veta Mitko, Suijkerbuijk Karijn P M 9 Sep 2022, In: European Journal of Cancer. 175 , p. 60-76 17 p.

Diagnostic Accuracy of Radioactive Iodine Seed Placement in the Axilla With Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy After Neoadjuvant Chemotherapy in Node-Positive Breast Cancer

Simons Janine M, van Nijnatten Thiemo J A, van der Pol Carmen C, van Diest Paul J, Jager Agnes, van Klaveren David, Kam Boen L R, Lobbes Marc B I, de Boer Maaike, Verhoef Cees, Sars Paul R A, Heijmans Harald J, van Haaren Els R M, Vles Wouter J, Contant Caroline M E, Menke-Pluijmers Marian B E, Smit Léonie H M, Kelder Wendy, Boskamp Marike, Koppert Linetta B, Luiten Ernest J T, Smidt Marjolein L 7 Sep 2022, In: JAMA Surgery. 157 , p. 991-999 9 p.

Elevated miR-29c-5p Expression in Nipple Aspirate Fluid Is Associated with Extremely High Mammographic Breast Density

Vissers Tessa A C M, Piek Leonie, Patuleia Susana I S, Duinmeijer Aafke J, Bakker Marije F, van der Wall Elsken, van Diest Paul J, van Gils Carla H, Moelans Cathy B 5 Aug 2022, In: Cancers. 14 , p. 1-15

Genomic copy number alterations as biomarkers for triple negative pregnancy-associated breast cancer

Suelmann B B M, Rademaker A, van Dooijeweert C, van der Wall E, van Diest P J, Moelans C B 6 Jul 2022, In: Cellular oncology. 45 , p. 591-600 10 p.

Patient-centered research: how do women tolerate nipple fluid aspiration as a potential screening tool for breast cancer?

Patuleia Susana I S, Moelans Cathy B, Koopman Jasmijn, van Steenhoven Julia E C, van Dalen Thijs, van der Pol Carmen C, Jager Agnes, Ausems Margreet G E M, van Diest Paul J, van der Wall Elsken, Suijkerbuijk Karijn P M 27 Jun 2022, In: BMC Cancer. 22 , p. 1-8

Correction:Loss of E-cadherin leads to Id2-dependent inhibition of cell cycle progression in metastatic lobular breast cancer

Rätze Max A K, Koorman Thijs, Sijnesael Thijmen, Bassey-Archibong Blessing, van de Ven Robert, Enserink Lotte, Visser Daan, Jaksani Sridevi, Viciano Ignacio, Bakker Elvira R M, Richard François, Tutt Andrew, O'Leary Lynda, Fitzpatrick Amanda, Roca-Cusachs Pere, van Diest Paul J, Desmedt Christine, Daniel Juliet M, Isacke Clare M, Derksen Patrick W B 24 May 2022, In: Oncogene. 41 , p. 3507-3509 3 p.

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