Radiotherapy & OncoImmunology Laboratory

Department of Radiation Oncology



News at the ROI Laboratory

2018-11-30  -  Pieter Roelofs received a travel grant from the René Vogels Stichting


Pieter Roelofs, PhD candidate at the Radiotherapy & OncoImmunology laboratory, Dept. of Radiation Oncology, was awarded a 3500 EUR travel grant from the René Vogels Stichting. He received the award in order to perform a work visit to prof. Reuben Harris’ lab at theUniversity of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA. Pieter’s work is focused on the role of the DNA cytosine deaminase APOBEC3B in the development of therapy resistance in breast cancer. During his 14-months stay in Minneapolis as part of his KWF-funded project, he will investigate why this anti-viral enzyme is deregulated in a large proportion of breast tumors, leading to increased mutations and subsequent therapy resistance.

2018-07-10  -  Early Career Investigator Award for Eva-Leonne Göttgens


Eva-Leonne Göttgens, PhD student at the Radiotherapy and OncoImmunology laboratory (ROI), has received an Early Career Investigator Award during the annual meeting of the Association for Radiation Research 2018 in Belfast. She presented the results of her collaboration with the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology and the ROI laboratory, which included new radiosensitising treatment strategies for head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.

2018-07-10  -  Jeroen Slaats received the AIO award


At the Annual Dutch Tumor Immunology Meeting 2018, Jeroen Slaats, theme Cancer development and immune defense, received the AIO award for his presentation: “Tumor immune escape: Releasing the handcuffs from cytotoxic T cells”. The award includes a €500 travel grant.

2018-04-20  -  Annual evaluation ROI Laboratory


On Monday April 9th 2018, the Radiotherapy & OncoImmunology laboratory held their annual evaluation in Groesbeek. Guest speaker was prof. Rob Coppes from Groningen, who held a presentation on "organoids and tumoroids".