Victor Thijssen

DR.IR., (Principal Investigator)

20002021

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Research interests

My group is interested in deciphering the molecular response mechanisms to clinical schedules of fractionated radiotherapy. The overarching goal is to understand how tumor cells and the tumor micro-environment respond during longer periods of fractionated radiotherapy in order to optimize dose-scheduling of combination therapies.

Over the last decade, we have used different approaches to determine the role of the tumor microenvironment in the response to radiotherapy and to monitor the cellular response(s) of the tumor microenvironment to radiotherapy. This includes studies in cultured cell in vitro, in tumor models in vivo as well as in tumor tissues derived from cancer patients.

Regarding the modulation of the tumor micro-environment, we are particularly interested in the role of galectins, a family of carbohydrate (sugar) binding proteins that have been linked to blood vessel growth and function as well as to regulation of the immune response. We study how galectins contribute to tumor progression and how targeting galectins can be exploited for cancer therapy.

Specialisation

Angiogenesis

Radiobiology

Molecular Cell Biology

Glycobiology

External positions

Postdoc, Maastricht UMC

20022009

PhD student, Maastricht UMC

19972002

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