The PhD students will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team from UMCG including other (PhD) students, technical medicine graduates, computer scientist, and clinical researchers. The supervision team consists of a Technical Physician, Medical Physicist, Computer Scientist, and Radiation Oncologist. PhD students are registered within the Graduate School of Medical Sciences in Groningen, and graduate with a PhD degree from the University of Groningen, Faculty of Medicine.
The Department of Radiation Oncology in the UMCG is the first in the Netherlands with an integrated state of the art photon-proton clinic. Currently, radiotherapy treatments are provided for over 4,500 patients annually. The department has the largest prospective follow-up program of systematically collected clinical, toxicity and tumour data of head and neck cancer patients in the world. The department is part of the UMC Groningen Comprehensive Cancer Center, with 21 multidisciplinary tumour boards and provides the highest level of oncologic services. The department is actively involved in patient care, research, education, and training. The UMC Groningen Proton Therapy Center, part of our Department, started to treat patients with IBA pencil beam scanning technology in January 2018.
The University Medical Centre Groningen, located in the centre of Groningen, is one of the Netherlands’ eight university medical centres and the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. It has an ambitious, dynamic, international environment with state-of-the-art facilities. More than 13,000 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education, and perform cutting-edge scientific research, focused on healthy ageing. Data science and large-scale studies are important focal points in Groningen.