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Dirk de Ruysscher MD, PhD

Prof Dirk de Ruysscher MD, PhD

Professor of Radiation Oncology/ Respiratory Oncology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology (Maastro), GROW School for Oncology, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Dr. De Ruysscher earned his medical degree at the University of Leuven, Belgium, in 1986, and became Radiation Oncologist at the same university in 1991. In 1992, he obtained his PhD thesis at the University of Leuven on the influence of radiotherapy on immunity.

He heads the Division Maastro Clinical Research, Chairs the Dutch Platform for Radiotherapy of Lung Cancer and is the coordinator of the biobank project at Maastro Clinic that was able to include about 10000 patients for radiogenomic studies.

He was or is the study coordinator of 10 phase I studies, 23 phase II and 7 phase III trials, dealing with individualized radiation-dose escalation, combining targeted agents with radiotherapy, the development of new PET tracers, molecular pathways involved in radiation damage, individualized radiotherapy, proton therapy, meta-analyses, cost-effectiveness, radiomics, immune therapy and prophylactic cranial irradiation.

In 2019, he received the ESTRO Claudius Regaud Gold Medal.

Dr. De Ruysscher published over 300 peer-reviewed Wi-1 papers and chapters in several scientific books.

Dr. De Ruysscher is full Professor of Respiratory Oncology at the Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands.