A.M. Westermann MD PhD

Medical Specialist
Main activities
Education, Patient care, Research
Medical oncology
Focus of research

Adolescent and young adult oncology

Gynecological oncology

Hyperthermia research


Key publications
  • Westermann Anneke M., Jones Ellen L., Schem Baard-Christian, van der Steen-Banasik Elzbieta M., Koper Peter, Mella Olav, Uitterhoeve Apollonia L. J., de Wit Ronald, van der Velden Jacobus, Burger Curt, van der Wilt Clasina L., Dahl Olav, Prosnitz Leonard R., van der Zee Jacoba First results of triple-modality treatment combining radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and hyperthermia for the treatment of patients with stage IIB, III, and IVA cervical carcinoma Cancer 2005;104 (4):763-770 [PubMed]
  • Richel O., Zum Vörde Sive Vörding P. J., Rietbroek R., van der Velden J., van Dijk J. D. P., Schilthuis M. S., Westermann A. M. Phase II study of carboplatin and whole body hyperthermia (WBH) in recurrent and metastatic cervical cancer Gynecologic oncology 2004;95 (3):680-685 [PubMed]
  • Westermann A. M., Wiedemann G. J., Jager E., Jager D., Katschinski D. M., Knuth A., Vörde Sive Vörding P. Z., van Dijk J. D. P., Finet J., Neumann A., Longo W., Bakhshandeh A., Tiggelaar C. L., Gillis W., Bailey H., Peters S. O., Robins H. I. A systemic hyperthermia oncologic working group trial - Ifosfamide, carboplatin, and etoposide combined with 41.8 degrees C whole-body hyperthermia for metastatic soft tissue sarcoma Oncology 2003;64 (4):312-321 [PubMed]
  • Westermann A. M., Grosen E. A., Katschinski D. M., Jäger D., Rietbroek R., Schink J. C., Tiggelaar C. L., Jäger E., Zum Vörde Sive Vörding P., Neuman A., Knuth A., van Dijk J. D., Wiedemann G. J., Robins H. I. A pilot study of whole body hyperthermia and carboplatin in platinum-resistant ovarian cancer European journal of cancer (Oxford, England 2001;37 (9):1111-1117 [PubMed]
  • Westermann A. M., Havik E., Postma F. R., Beijnen J. H., Dalesio O., Moolenaar W. H., Rodenhuis S. Malignant effusions contain lysophosphatidic acid (LPA)-like activity Annals of oncology 1998;9 (4):437-442 [PubMed]
All Publications
Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae

Name: Westermann, Anne Marie
Date of birth: 7 January 1961, Amsterdam

1999/12 PhD Amsterdam University (Thesis ‘Novel applications of growth factors in solid tumors’, thesis advisors prof dr S. Rodenhuis and prof dr J.H. Beijnen)
1998/11 European Certification on Medical Oncology (ESMO exam)
1994/1 – 1998/1 Specialisation in medical oncology in the Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis/Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI/AvL), Amsterdam
1989/2 – 1995/2 Specialisation in internal medicine:
1989/2-1991/2 Hilversum General Hospital
1991/2-1992/4 and 1993/1-1993/12 University Medical Center Utrecht
1992/5-1992/12 Belarussian-Dutch Outpatient Clinic, Gomel, Belarus
1994/1-1995/2 Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis/Dutch Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
1979/9 – 1989/1 Medical School, Amsterdam University (Bachelors Degree September 1982, Masters Degree March 1986, Medical Doctor January 1989)
1982/9 – 1983/7 Sophia University, Tokyo, Japan
1973 - 1979 Gemeentelijk Gymnasium Hilversum (Grammar School)

Professional experience
2004/10- 2005/9 Advisor on oncologic policy to the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Suriname
2000/8 - present Tenured staff member Department of Medical Oncology, Academic Medical Center, Meibergdreef 9, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1998/8 – 2000/7 Staff member Department of Medical Oncology, Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam
1994/1 - 1998/7 Oncology residency, Antoni van Leeuwenhoekhuis/Dutch Cancer Institute, Amsterdam
1993/1 – 1993/12 Residency Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht
1992/5 – 1992/12 Residency Internal Medicine, Belarussian-Dutch Outpatient Clinic, Gomel, Belarus
1991/2 – 1992/4 Residency Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht
1989/2 – 1991/1 Residency Internal Medicine, Hilversum General Hospital

Managerial/organisational experience
2009 – present Member of Guideline Development Committee Endometrial Cancer
2008 – present Member of Working Group Rare Brain Tumors, LWNO
2008 – present Board member of Landelijke vereniging van Artsen in Dienstverband (LAD)
[National Union of Employed Physicians]
2005 – 2008 Board member of European Society for Hyperthermic Oncology
2004 – present Project Coordinator for Dutch Cancer Society Suriname project
2003 – 2008 Member editorial board ‘Kanker’, journal of the Dutch Cancer Society
2003 – 2006 Member of Academic Medical Center IRB
2001 – present Chair of Amsterdam Working group for Adolescent Oncologie (WAJO)
2000 – 2003 Member of committee for guideline development of the Dutch Society of Internal Medicine (N.I.V.)
2000 – present Consultant of Comprehensive Cancer Center Amsterdam (IKA)
1993 – 1996 Member of committee of Junior Specialists of Internal Medicine of N.I.V.
1991 – 1993 Member of committee of Residents in Internal Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht

2010/2 GCP course

Current research funding
  • EORTC IASBL/Quality of Life Group
  • Genmab A/S
  • Leiden University Medical Center
  • TESARO, inc.