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dr. S.M. (Stefan) Willems

Associate Professor - medical
  • Department of Pathology

Research Programs

Strategic Program Cancer

Biography

Biography

Dr Stefan Willems was trained in medicin (2003 cum laude Catholic University Leuven) with a PhD in molecular pathology (2010, Leiden University) and specialized in pathology (2011, LUMC). After postdoc positions at Harvard Medical School (Gygilab) and NKI  (Bernardslab) he has been working as a pathologist with special interest in molecular pathology and diagnostics. He is co-director of the molecular pathology lab in the University Medical Center Utrecht. He is associate professor in pathology and head of the molecular head and neck cancer line within the UMC Utrecht (1 postdoc, 8 PhDs). He is also affiliated with the department of pathology of the NKI-AvL and performs here translational head and neck research. He is board member of the PALGA Foundation.

Research Output (163)

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.

Predictive Value of EGFR-PI3K-AKT-mTOR-Pathway Inhibitor Biomarkers for Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma:A Systematic Review

de Kort W. W.B., Spelier S., Devriese L. A., van Es R. J.J., Willems S. M. mrt 2021, In: Molecular Diagnosis and Therapy. 25 , p. 123-136 14 p.

Presence of Human Papillomavirus and Epstein-Barr Virus, but Absence of Merkel Cell Polyomavirus, in Head and Neck Cancer of Non-Smokers and Non-Drinkers

Mulder Frans J, Klufah Faisal, Janssen Famke M E, Farshadpour Farzaneh, Willems Stefan M, de Bree Remco, Zur Hausen Axel, van den Hout Mari F C M, Kremer Bernd, Speel Ernst-Jan M 2021, In: Frontiers in oncology. 10

Assessment of tumour depth in early tongue cancer:Accuracy of MRI and intraoral ultrasound

Noorlag Rob, Klein Nulent Thomas J W, Delwel Valerie E J, Pameijer Frank A, Willems Stefan M, de Bree Remco, van Es Robert J J 9 jul 2020, In: Oral Oncology. 110 , p. 1-5

Elective Neck Dissection or Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy in Early Stage Oral Cavity Cancer Patients:The Dutch Experience

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 3 jul 2020, In: Cancers. 12 12 p.

Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) expression in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck

Klein Nulent Thomas J W, Valstar Matthijs H, Smit Laura A, Smeele Ludwig E, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, de Keizer Bart, de Bree Remco, van Es Robert J J, Willems Stefan M 5 jun 2020, In: BMC Cancer. 20 9 p.

Digital pathology-aided assessment of tumor-infiltrating T lymphocytes in advanced stage, HPV-negative head and neck tumors

de Ruiter Emma J, de Roest Reinout H, Brakenhoff Ruud H, Leemans C René, de Bree Remco, Terhaard Chris H J, Willems Stefan M 24 jan 2020, In: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy. 69 , p. 581-591 11 p.

High CXCR4 expression in adenoid cystic carcinoma of the head and neck is associated with increased risk of locoregional recurrence

Klein Nulent Thomas J W, van Es Robert J J, Valstar Matthijs H, Smeele Ludwig E, Smit Laura A, Klein Gunnewiek Raquel, Zuithoff Nicolaas P A, de Keizer Bart, de Bree Remco, Willems Stefan 16 jan 2020, In: Journal of Clinical Pathology. 73 , p. 476-482 7 p.

The prognostic role of NK cells and their ligands in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck:a systematic review and meta-analysis

Bisheshar Sangeeta K., De Ruiter Emma J., Devriese Lot A., Willems Stefan M. 1 jan 2020, In: OncoImmunology. 9 10 p.

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