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Welcome to Tumorimmunology


The UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunolgy team develop innovative treatment strategies for improving the outcome and treatment of hematological cancers.

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Welcome to Tumorimmunology


The UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunolgy team develop innovative treatment strategies for improving the outcome and treatment of hematological cancers.

OUR MISSION:
CURING CANCER WHILE ALSO IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE

 
 

 

Background

To unravel mechanisms how the human immune system protects us from developing cancer provides the key for novel therapies and generates most promising remedies for patients suffering from malignancies.

Mission

The development and clinical application of innovative treatment strategies toward improving the outcome of hematological cancers and treatment associated (chronic) complications.

Approach

To accomplish our mission, the research activities of the section applied / tumor immunology are concentrated in five fields of innovation:

  1. Advanced therapeutic dendritic cell vaccines
  2. Adoptive (engineered) immunotherapy strategies
  3. Next generation targeted antibody therapies
  4. Cellular cytotoxicity and tumor immune evasion
  5. Advanced immune monitoring for clinical trial

Social Relevance

Administering more efficient and less toxic therapies will allow not only treating younger and more elderly patients but also increasing the total number of cancer survivors with improved quality of life. 

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People


Principal Investigators at UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunology with different backgrounds such as biochemistry, biology, clinical translation and daily patient care work in close collaboration with academic and commercial partners to create innovative cancer therapies and treatments. 

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People


Principal Investigators at UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunology with different backgrounds such as biochemistry, biology, clinical translation and daily patient care work in close collaboration with academic and commercial partners to create innovative cancer therapies and treatments. 

 

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS

Achieving great things through strong teamwork.

A comprehensive group of Principal Investigators dedicated to tumor immunology is located at the Laboratory of Translational Immunology.

A complementary composition of PIs with different backgrounds such as biochemistry, biology, clinical translation, and daily patient care creates an environment in close collaboration with academic and commercial partners for novel and innovative therapies aiming to overcome some of the major medical challenges of today.

Groups

  • Jaap Jan Boelens (Topic Scout) and Stefan Nierkens
  • Niels Bovenschen
  • Jurgen Kuball (Chair) and Zsolt Sebestyen
  • Jeanette Leusen (Co-Chair)
  • Monique Minnema and Reinier Raymakers
  • Eric Spierings
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Clinical Partners & Trials


The Tumorimmunology team at UMC Utrecht work closely with local hospitals and study and research groups to achieve their aim of developing groundbreaking treatment and therapies for cancer patients.

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Clinical Partners & Trials


The Tumorimmunology team at UMC Utrecht work closely with local hospitals and study and research groups to achieve their aim of developing groundbreaking treatment and therapies for cancer patients.

WORKING WITH OTHERS

Our team works in close collaboration with:

Hospitals

  • Department of Hematology, UMC Utrecht Cancer Center 
  • Department of Hematology, Wilhemina Kinder Ziekehuis, UMC Utrecht
  • Princess Maxima Centrum

Study Groups

  • HOVON
  • SKION

Meetings at the UMCU

  • Monday     13.30 -14.30 Research Meeting Section Applied
  • Thursday   09.00-10.00 Laboratory of Translational Immunology
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Vacancies at UMC Utrecht Tumor Immunology


Vacancies for positions at UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunology arise from time to time. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Vacancies at UMC Utrecht Tumor Immunology


Vacancies for positions at UMC Utrecht Tumorimmunology arise from time to time. We look forward to hearing from you!

Work With Us

Current Vacancies
 

We currently have the folllowing vacancies:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student Positions

More information about individual student projects can be found here.