Prof. dr. M.H.J. van Oers

Main activities
Patient care, Research, Teaching
Hematology/internal medicine
Focus of research
  • Pathogenesis and (immuno)therapy of B cell malignancies.
Key publications
  • van Oers MHJ, van Glabbeke M, Giurgea L, Klasa R, Marcus RE, Wolf M, Kimby E, van 't Veer M, Vranovsky A, Holte H, Hagenbeek A, Rituximab Maintenance Treatment of Relapsed/Resistant Follicular Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Long-Term Outcome of the EORTC 20981 Phase III Randomized Intergroup Study. J CLIN ONCOL 2010;28 (17):2853-2858 [PubMed]
  • van Oers MHJ, Tönnissen E, van Glabbeke M, Giurgea L, Jansen JH, Klasa R, Marcus RE, Wolf M, Kimby E, Vranovsky A, Holte H, Hagenbeek A, van der Reijden BA, BCL-2/IgH Polymerase Chain Reaction Status at the End of Induction Treatment Is Not Predictive for Progression-Free Survival in Relapsed/Resistant Follicular Lymphoma: Results of a Prospective Randomized EORTC 20981 Phase III Intergroup Study. J CLIN ONCOL 2010;28 (13):2246-2252 [PubMed]
  • Jak M, van Bochove GGW, van Lier RAW, Eldering E, van Oers MHJ, CD40 stimulation sensitizes CLL cells to rituximab-induced cell death. LEUKEMIA 2011;25 (6):968-978 [PubMed]
  • van Oers MHJ, CD20 antibodies: type II to tango?. BLOOD 2012;119 (22):5061-5063 [PubMed]
  • Hovius JWR, de Wever B, Sohne M, Brouwer MC, Coumou J, Wagemakers A, Oei A, Knol H, Narasimhan S, Hodiamont CJ, Jahfari S, Pals ST, Horlings HM, Fikrig E, Sprong H, van Oers MHJ, A case of meningoencephalitis by the relapsing fever spirochaete Borrelia miyamotoi in Europe. LANCET 2013;382 (9892):658 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

1968 start study Medicine Free Univ.Amsterdam
1971 Candidate examination Medicine (cum laude)
1973 Doctoral examination Medicine (cum laude)
1974 MD, Free University Amsterdam
1975-1978 Ph.D training, Central Laboratory of the Netherlands Red Cross Bloodtransfusion Service, dept, Immunobiology
1978 Ph.D. thesis: “Functional analysis of human lymphocyte subpopulations". ( Prof J.J.van Loghem, Univ. of Amsterdam)
1978-1982 Specialisation Internal Medicine ,Onze Lieve Vrouwe Gasthuis Am¬sterdam and Wilhelmina Gasthuis,University of Amsterdam
1982-1985 Research Fellow of the Dutch Kidney Foundation (Transplantation Immunology)
From 1985 staff Hematologist, dept of Clinical Hematology, Academic Medical Center (AMC), University of Amsterdam; Head of Blood Bank, Academic Medical Center
From 1992 Board of the Dutch Hemato-oncology Group
From 1994 Deputy Head of the Department of Clinical Hematology, AMC
From 1999 Advisory Board of Dutch National Transfusion Organisation Sanquin
From 2000 Board of the Dutch Society for Hematology
1995-2001 Chairman Lymphoma Group of the Dutch Cancer Society
nov 2002 Professor of Hematology; head of the department of Clinical Hematology AMC

Other functions
- Chairman of the Board of the Dutch Society of Hematology
- Chairman Board HOVON CLL group
- Board Research Council AMC
- Member Scientific Council Dutch Cancer Society (KWF)
- Member Scientific Advisory Council (SAC) Landsteiner Foundation (Sanquin)
- Chairman Central Committee Gene therapy AMC
- Member of DSMB of 5 international clinical trials
- Member scientific committee EHA annual meeting 2012
- Reviewer ASH 2013
- Member European Leukemia Network (ERIC: European Research in CLL)
- Advisor Stichting Contact Groep Leukemia (Patient organisation)
- Editorial Board : Current Oncology Reports; Neth. J.Med
- Reviewer New Engl.J Med, Nature Immunol, Lancet, Blood, JCO, Leukemia, Haematologica, Eur J Hematol

Research programmes

Prof. dr. M.H.J. van Oers (Pathogenesis and Immunotherapy of B cell malignancies)

Prof. dr. M.H.J. van Oers
Prof. dr. B.J. Biemond
Dr. C. Huisman
Prof. dr. A.P. Kater MD PhD
Prof. dr. M.J. Kersten MD
Prof. dr. S.S. Zeerleder MD PhD (Sanquin Blood Supply Foundation)

Dr. M.D. Hazenberg MD PhD
Dr. E. Slinger
Dr. S.H. Tonino MD PhD

PhD Students
M.G. Gerritsen MD
Drs. A. Kroeze (DOCTOR)
Drs. K. de Heer MD
I. de Weerdt MD

G.G.W. van Bochove MSc
D.M.P. Luijks

Other research related activities
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, Dutch Society of Hematology (NVH)
  • Board of directors / Trustees / Supervisory board, HOVON CLL Working Party
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, CURRENT ONCOLOGY REPORTS
  • Membership of editorial board / Editorship, NETHERLANDS JOURNAL OF MEDICINE