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prof. dr. H.M. (Helena) Verkooijen

prof. dr. H.M. (Helena) Verkooijen

Full Professor
prof. dr. H.M. (Helena) Verkooijen
  • Clinical Trial Office

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Professor of Evaluation of Image-Guided Treatment, dedicated to improve the life of people with cancer. Committed to full integration of clinical research in routine patient care in order to facilitate undelayed evidence-based implementation of innovations in oncology.

Leader (PI) of several international (H2020) research consortia and academic industrial partnership, head of clinical research office and investigator in a range of (international) scientific studies. Strong background in teaching and development of educational modules at graduate and postgraduate level. Large international academic experience in Europe and Asia. Experienced speaker, moderator, and panel member.

Within the Division of Imaging and Cancer of the UMC Utrecht, I am responsible for clinical evaluation of innovative cancer treatments, and for evaluating to what extent theoretical benefits of these innovations translate into real benefits for patients. I lead a team of post-doc researchers, PhD students, and (medical) graduate students. I also lead the division’s clinical research office, which is responsible for trial support, data management, IT solutions, quality control and medico-ethical advise (supporting 200 academic researchers).

I lead two international consortia (one H2020 European, one transatlantic) and collaborate closely with (international) academic and industry partners. I am regularly invited as speaker at international conferences, educational sessions and consortium meetings, and as panelist at meetings/debates of professional organizations. I serve as a member in several scientific advisory boards and expert committees.

I am Strategic Advisor for 'NTvG Gezonde Zorg', a campaign of the Dutch Journal of Medicine (Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde). This campaign contributes to ensuring sustainability and affordability of health care in the Netherlands by exposing the harms of medicalisation (overdiagnosis and overtreatment) and explicitly demonstrating the power of (primary) prevention. 

Side Activities

 

  • Board Member Dutch Breast Cancer Research Group (Borstkanker Onderzoek Groep, BOOG)
  • Member Scientific Advisory Board Dutch Expert Centre for Screening
  • Board Member J.M. Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds

Research Output (357)

Translation and validation of the Dutch Spine Oncology Study Group Outcomes Questionnaire (SOSGOQ2.0) to evaluate health-related quality of life in patients with symptomatic spinal metastases

Gal Roxanne, van der Velden Joanne M, Bach Daimy C, Verlaan Jorrit-Jan, Geuze Ruth E, Rutges Joost Phj, Verkooijen Helena M, Versteeg Anne L 23 Nov 2022, In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 23

A nationwide randomized controlled trial on additional treatment for isolated local pancreatic cancer recurrence using stereotactic body radiation therapy (ARCADE)

van Goor I W J M, Daamen L A, Besselink M G, Bruynzeel A M E, Busch O R, Cirkel G A, Groot Koerkamp B, Haj Mohammed N, Heerkens H D, van Laarhoven H W M, Meijer G J, Nuyttens J, van Santvoort H C, van Tienhoven G, Verkooijen H M, Wilmink J W, Molenaar I Q, Intven M P W, 28 Oct 2022, In: Trials. 23

Daily online contouring and re-planning versus translation-only correction in neurovascular-sparing magnetic resonance-guided radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer

Teunissen Frederik R, van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R N, de Groot-van Breugel Eline N, Verkooijen Helena M, Wortel Ruud C, de Boer Johannes C J Oct 2022, In: Physics and Imaging in Radiation Oncology. 24 , p. 43-46 4 p.

Early economic modeling of magnetic resonance image-guided high intensity focused ultrasound compared to radiotherapy for pain palliation of bone metastases

Simões Corrêa Galendi Julia, Yeo Sin Yuin, Grüll Holger, Bratke Grischa, Akuamoa-Boateng Dennis, Baues Christian, Bos Clemens, Verkooijen Helena M., Shukri Arim, Stock Stephanie, Müller Dirk 23 Sep 2022, In: Frontiers in oncology. 12

Generative models for reproducible coronary calcium scoring

van Velzen Sanne G M, de Vos Bob D, Noothout Julia M H, Verkooijen Helena M, Viergever Max A, Išgum Ivana Sep 2022, In: Journal of Medical Imaging. 9

The first patient-reported outcomes from the Utrecht Prostate Cohort (UPC):the first platform facilitating 'trials within cohorts' (TwiCs) for the evaluation of interventions for prostate cancer

Teunissen Frederik R, Willigenburg Thomas, Meijer Richard P, van Melick Harm H E, Verkooijen Helena M, van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R N 21 Jul 2022, In: World Journal of Urology. 40 , p. 2205-2212 8 p.

Neurovascular-Sparing MR-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy in Prostate Cancer; Defining the Potential Population for Erectile Function-Sparing Treatment

Teunissen Frederik R, van der Voort van Zyp Jochem R N, Verkooijen Helena M, Wortel Ruud C Jul 2022, In: Journal of Sexual Medicine. 19 , p. 1196-1200 5 p.

Nationwide Validation of the 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM Staging System and Five Proposed Modifications for Resected Pancreatic Cancer

Schouten Thijs J, Daamen Lois A, Dorland Galina, van Roessel Stijn R, Groot Vincent P, Besselink Marc G, Bonsing Bert A, Bosscha Koop, Brosens Lodewijk A A, Busch Olivier R, van Dam Ronald M, Fariña Sarasqueta Arantza, Festen Sebastiaan, Groot Koerkamp Bas, van der Harst Erwin, de Hingh Ignace H J T, Intven Martijn, Kazemier Geert, de Meijer Vincent E, Nieuwenhuijs Vincent B, Raicu G Mihaela, Roos Daphne, Schreinemakers Jennifer M J, Stommel Martijn W J, van Velthuysen M F, Verdonk Robert C, Verheij Joanne, Verkooijen Helena M, van Santvoort Hjalmar C, Molenaar I Quintus, 25 Apr 2022, In: Annals of Surgical Oncology. 29 , p. 5988-5999 12 p.

ASO Visual Abstract:Nationwide Validation of the 8th American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM Staging System and Five Proposed Modifications for Resected Pancreatic Cancer

Schouten Thijs J, Daamen Lois A, Dorland Galina, van Roessel Stijn R, Groot Vincent P, Besselink Marc G, Bonsing Bert A, Bosscha Koop, Brosens Lodewijk A A, Busch Olivier R, van Dam Ronald M, Fariña Sarasqueta Arantza, Festen Sebastiaan, Groot Koerkamp Bas, van der Harst Erwin, de Hingh Ignace H J T, Intven Martijn, Kazemier Geert, de Meijer Vincent E, Nieuwenhuijs Vincent B, Raicu G Mihaela, Roos Daphne, Schreinemakers Jennifer M J, Stommel Martijn WJ, van Velthuysen M F, Verdonk Robert C, Verheij Joanne, Verkooijen Helena M, van Santvoort Hjalmar C, Molenaar I Quintus, 24 Apr 2022, In: Annals of Surgical Oncology. 29 , p. 6002-6003

Dynamic Contrast-enhanced and Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging for Response Evaluation After Single-Dose Ablative Neoadjuvant Partial Breast Irradiation

Vasmel Jeanine E., Groot Koerkamp Maureen L., Mandija Stefano, Veldhuis Wouter B., Moman Maaike R., Froeling Martijn, van der Velden Bas H.M., Charaghvandi Ramona K., Vreuls Celien P.H., van Diest Paul J., van Leeuwen A. M.Gijs, van Gorp Joost, Philippens Marielle E.P., van Asselen Bram, Lagendijk Jan J.W., Verkooijen Helena M., van den Bongard H. J.G.Desirée, Houweling Antonetta C. 8 Apr 2022, In: Advances in Radiation Oncology. 7 , p. 1-11

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