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21 Sep 2015 - Desirable and undesirable variation in cancer care Care for cancer patients varies between hospitals. This means that the care provided depends on the hospital in which a person happens to be treated and this is not desirable. At the same time our knowledge about cancer is increasing and with new technologies we want to offer more personalized care . This would results in more desirable variation in cancer care. Professor dr. Sabine Siesling of the University of Twente (Health Technology & Services Research department) and senior researcher at the Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organization (IKNL), is investigating whether variation affects the quality and outcomes of care. Siesling will hold her inaugural lecture on the 24th of September.
31 Aug 2015 - Maaike Koenrades wins TGS award 2015 The TGS Research Honours PhD Award for Twente Doctoral Top Talent 2015 has been won by Maaike Koenrades, researcher at the Faculty of Science and Technology. She accepted the Award on Monday 31 August during the Opening of the Academic Year of the University of Twente. The prize awarded to Maaike Koenrades consists of a cheque of 2,500 euros, which she may spend on an educational programme or exchange during her doctoral research.  26 Aug 2015 - Robotically steered flexible needles navigate in tissue Robotically steering flexible needles can reach their intended target in tissue with sub-millimetre level accuracy. This has been demonstrated by the doctoral research of Momen Abayazid, who is affiliated with the research institute MIRA of the University of Twente. An major advantage of steering flexible needles is that one can avoid obstacles or sensitive tissues and can re-orient the path of the needle in real time as you insert the needle. Abayazid will defend his doctoral thesis on 26 August, 2015. 24 Aug 2015 - KNAW top visits the University of Twente The president and the managing director of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), prof. José van Dijck and Mr. Mieke Zaanen, this week made an informal working visit to the University of Twente. Van Dijck and Zaanen, the successors to prof. Hans Clevers and Hans Chang, were introduced to the Twente education and research and were impressed by it. 18 Aug 2015 - new ebook: As good as new Can you culture a heart valve? Can you repair broken bone using a 3D printer? Can you train cells to become new blood vessels? These and many other questions are answered in the free, Dutch e-book Zo Goed Als Nieuw (‘As good as new’) 27 Jul 2015 - Veni grant for four young UT students The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant to four recently graduated UT researchers. Thanks to funding of 250,000 euros, Bas Borsje, Julia Mikhal, Aimee Robbins-van Wynsberghe and Jeroen Leijten are able to start innovative research. 23 Jul 2015 - MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten receives VENI grant MIRA researcher Jeroen Leijten is receiving a VENI grant of 250.000 Euros from the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). Three other UT researchers will also receive a VENI grant to use for innovative research. 16 Jul 2015 - UT maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients Scientists of UT research institute MIRA have developed a system that maps out the odds of recurrence of breast cancer in individual patients. On the basis of information about the patient, the original tumour and the treatment used, they can accurately predict the odds of recurrence of breast cancer per year. The research has been published in the scientific journal Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. On this website, doctors can, together with the patient, easily calculate the odds of recurrence of the disease.