Division Leader

Andre Dekker

Positions currently held:

Member, Management Team, MAASTRO Clinic

Head, Department of Information & Service, MAASTRO Clinic

Head, MAASTRO Knowledge Engineering

Scientific Director, MAASTRO Innovations B.V.


Education & Training:

Internship, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia, 1996 – Radiation Oncology

MSc, Twente University, Enschede, The Netherlands, 1998 – Physics

Internship, Datex-Ohmeda, Louisville, CO, USA, 2000 – Tissue Optics

PhD, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2003 – Cardiac Surgery

Residency, Maastricht University & MAASTRO Clinic, Maastricht, The Netherlands, 2005 – Medical Physics

Visiting scientist, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2008&2009 – Radiation Oncology/Informatics

Visiting scientist, Sacred Heart University-Gemelli, Rome, Italy, Canada, 2010– Radiation Oncology/Informatics

Visiting scientist, Radiation Therapy Oncology Group, Philadelphia, PA, USA, 2011 – Radiation Oncology/Informatics


Research Interests:

Dr. Dekker main research interest is the development of global data sharing infrastructures that are used to machine learn personalized models which can predict outcome after radiotherapy. He has a special interest in Bayesian network based models.



De Ruysscher D, van Baardwijk A, Steevens J, Botterweck A, Bosmans G, Reymen B, Wanders R, Borger J, Dingemans AM, Bootsma G, Pitz C, Lunde R, Geraedts W, Oellers M, Dekker A, Lambin P. Individualised isotoxic accelerated radiotherapy and chemotherapy are associated with improved long-term survival of patients with stage III NSCLC: A prospective population-based study. Radiother Oncol. 2011 Nov 17. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22100659





Below is a list of active grants where the faculty member is an investigator. Grants are sorted by start date, with the more recent grant shown first.


Title: TraIT

Role: Workpackage leader

Sponsor: CTMM

Project dates: 10/2011-12/2014

Project total: 15-20M€


Title: National Dutch Lung Cancer Registry

Role: Principal Investigator

Sponsor: NVRO

Project dates: 5/2011-4/2012

Project total: 150k€


Title: euroCAT

Role: Investigator

Sponsor: Interreg IV

Project dates: 10/2010-10/2013

Project total: 3.25M€


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