Helena M Verkooijen

Summary

Affiliation: University Medical Center Utrecht
Country: The Netherlands

Publications

  1. pmc MRI and CT imaging for preoperative target volume delineation in breast-conserving therapy
    Mariska D den Hartogh
    Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, hp Q00, 118, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Radiat Oncol 9:63. 2014
  2. pmc Ethnic differences in survival after breast cancer in South East Asia
    Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e30995. 2012
  3. pmc A comparative population-based study of prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in Singapore, Sweden and Geneva, Switzerland from 1973 to 2006
    Cynthia Chen
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 28 Medical Drive, Singapore 11745, Singapore
    BMC Cancer 12:222. 2012
  4. ncbi request reprint [Cohort multiple randomized controlled trial: a solution for the evaluation of multiple interventions]
    H M Lenny Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5762. 2013
  5. ncbi request reprint [Happiness and cancer]
    H M Lenny Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A5752. 2012
  6. ncbi request reprint [Chemoprevention of breast cancer: exemestane ready to be tested in study setting]
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4217. 2012
  7. pmc RandomizEd controlled trial for pre-operAtive dose-escaLation BOOST in locally advanced rectal cancer (RECTAL BOOST study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    J P Maarten Burbach
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584, CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trials 16:58. 2015
  8. doi request reprint Value of preoperative ultrasound-guided axillary lymph node biopsy for preventing completion axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Suzanne C E Diepstraten
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:51-9. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Liver perfusion in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI): comparison of enhancement in Gd-BT-DO3A and Gd-EOB-DTPA in normal liver parenchyma
    Hanke J Schalkx
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 58800, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 24:2146-56. 2014
  10. pmc Same-day diagnosis based on histology for women suspected of breast cancer: high diagnostic accuracy and favorable impact on the patient
    Maarten W Barentsz
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e103105. 2014

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Publications28

  1. pmc MRI and CT imaging for preoperative target volume delineation in breast-conserving therapy
    Mariska D den Hartogh
    Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, hp Q00, 118, PO Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Radiat Oncol 9:63. 2014
    ..A preoperative delineation of the tumor might be more consistent. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to determine the consistency of preoperative target volume delineation on CT and MRI for breast-conserving radiotherapy...
  2. pmc Ethnic differences in survival after breast cancer in South East Asia
    Nirmala Bhoo-Pathy
    Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 7:e30995. 2012
    ..The burden of breast cancer in Asia is escalating. We evaluated the impact of ethnicity on survival after breast cancer in the multi-ethnic region of South East Asia...
  3. pmc A comparative population-based study of prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in Singapore, Sweden and Geneva, Switzerland from 1973 to 2006
    Cynthia Chen
    Saw Swee Hock School of Public Health, National University of Singapore, 28 Medical Drive, Singapore 11745, Singapore
    BMC Cancer 12:222. 2012
    ..This population-based study describes trends in the incidence and mortality rates of prostate cancer in Singapore, Sweden and Geneva (Switzerland) from 1973 to 2006 and explores possible explanations for these different trends...
  4. ncbi request reprint [Cohort multiple randomized controlled trial: a solution for the evaluation of multiple interventions]
    H M Lenny Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 157:A5762. 2013
    ..Advantages include the ability to facilitate multiple simultaneous randomized evaluations, the improved comparability between trials and the patient-centered informed consent procedure...
  5. ncbi request reprint [Happiness and cancer]
    H M Lenny Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A5752. 2012
    ..In conclusion, positive thinking and a fighting mentality do not improve chances of survival, adequate treatment does...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Chemoprevention of breast cancer: exemestane ready to be tested in study setting]
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Universitair Medisch Centrum Utrecht, Divisie Beeld, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 156:A4217. 2012
    ..Therefore, large-scale implementation of exemestane is not advised, but the evidence is sufficient to start studies with exemestane...
  7. pmc RandomizEd controlled trial for pre-operAtive dose-escaLation BOOST in locally advanced rectal cancer (RECTAL BOOST study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    J P Maarten Burbach
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584, CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trials 16:58. 2015
    ..This trial investigates pCR rate, clinical response, toxicity, QoL and (disease-free) survival in LARC patients treated with 65Gy (boost + chemoradiation) compared with 50Gy standard chemoradiation (sCRT)...
  8. doi request reprint Value of preoperative ultrasound-guided axillary lymph node biopsy for preventing completion axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Suzanne C E Diepstraten
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:51-9. 2014
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Liver perfusion in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI): comparison of enhancement in Gd-BT-DO3A and Gd-EOB-DTPA in normal liver parenchyma
    Hanke J Schalkx
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, PO Box 58800, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 24:2146-56. 2014
    ..Within-patient comparison of the enhancement patterns of normal liver parenchyma after gadobutrol and gadoxetate disodium, with emphasis on the start of hepatocytic uptake of gadoxetate disodium...
  10. pmc Same-day diagnosis based on histology for women suspected of breast cancer: high diagnostic accuracy and favorable impact on the patient
    Maarten W Barentsz
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e103105. 2014
    ..We evaluated to which extent same-day diagnosis affected diagnostic accuracy and patients' anxiety levels during the diagnostic phase...
  11. pmc The added diagnostic value of dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI at 3.0 T in nonpalpable breast lesions
    Laura G Merckel
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e94233. 2014
    ..To investigate the added diagnostic value of 3.0 Tesla breast MRI over conventional breast imaging in the diagnosis of in situ and invasive breast cancer and to explore the role of routine versus expert reading...
  12. pmc Development and evaluation of a prediction model for underestimated invasive breast cancer in women with ductal carcinoma in situ at stereotactic large core needle biopsy
    Suzanne C E Diepstraten
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 8:e77826. 2013
    ....
  13. doi request reprint 99mTc-macroaggregated albumin poorly predicts the intrahepatic distribution of 90Y resin microspheres in hepatic radioembolization
    Maurits Wondergem
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UMC Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    J Nucl Med 54:1294-301. 2013
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the value of pretreatment (99m)Tc-MAA SPECT to predict intrahepatic posttreatment (90)Y-microsphere distribution...
  14. pmc Use of C-Arm Cone Beam CT During Hepatic Radioembolization: Protocol Optimization for Extrahepatic Shunting and Parenchymal Enhancement
    Andor F van den Hoven
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room E 01 132, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 39:64-73. 2016
    ..To optimize a C-arm computed tomography (CT) protocol for radioembolization (RE), specifically for extrahepatic shunting and parenchymal enhancement...
  15. pmc The effect of intra-arterial angiotensin II on the hepatic tumor to non-tumor blood flow ratio for radioembolization: a systematic review
    Andor F van den Hoven
    Department of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 9:e86394. 2014
    ..The purpose of this systematic review was to provide a comprehensive overview of the effect of hepatic arterial AT-II on T/N blood flow ratio in patients with hepatic malignancies, and determine its clinical value for radioembolization...
  16. pmc No Value for Routine Chest Radiography in the Work-Up of Early Stage Cervical Cancer Patients
    Jacob P Hoogendam
    Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Oncology Division, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 10:e0131899. 2015
    ..Evidence supporting the recommendation to include chest radiography in the work-up of all cervical cancer patients is limited. We investigated the diagnostic value of routine chest radiography in cervical cancer staging...
  17. doi request reprint Brief fixation does not affect assessment of hormone receptor expression in invasive breast carcinoma biopsies: paving the road for same-day tissue diagnostics
    Shona Kalkman
    Departments of Pathology Radiology Surgery Division of Internal Medicine and Dermatology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Am J Surg Pathol 38:1071-8. 2014
    ..0% (95% CI=0.91-1.00) and 76.0% (95% CI=0.54-0.90). In conclusion, analysis of hormone receptor expression in briefly fixed CNB seems comparable to results from conventionally fixed resection specimens of the same tumor. ..
  18. doi request reprint Mid-term clinical efficacy of a volumetric magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound technique for treatment of symptomatic uterine fibroids
    Marlijne E Ikink
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Eur Radiol 23:3054-61. 2013
    ..To assess the mid-term efficacy of magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) using a volumetric ablation technique for treating uterine fibroids...
  19. pmc Transarterial radioembolization versus chemoembolization for the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (TRACE): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Beatrijs A Seinstra
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Room E 01 132, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trials 13:144. 2012
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Effectiveness of reirradiation for painful bone metastases: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Merel Huisman
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 84:8-14. 2012
    ..In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we quantify the effectiveness of reirradiation for achieving pain control in patients with painful bone metastases...
  21. pmc Radiofrequency-assisted intact specimen biopsy of breast tumors: critical evaluation according to the IDEAL recommendations
    Suzanne C E Diepstraten
    Department of Radiology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cancer Imaging 11:247-52. 2011
    ..This is an interesting focus for further research when larger probe sizes become available...
  22. doi request reprint Real-time 3D fluoroscopy-guided large core needle biopsy of renal masses: a critical early evaluation according to the IDEAL recommendations
    Stephanie G C Kroeze
    Department of Urology, University Medical Center Utrecht, C04 236, Postbox 85500, 3508 GA, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol 35:680-5. 2012
    ..We evaluated the technical feasibility, diagnostic accuracy, and complications of this technique for guidance of large-core needle biopsy in patients with suspicious renal masses...
  23. pmc The Effect of Introducing the Spinal Instability Neoplastic Score in Routine Clinical Practice for Patients With Spinal Metastases
    Anne L Versteeg
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Oncologist 21:95-101. 2016
    ..We compare the average degree of spinal instability between patients with spinal metastases referred for surgery or for radiotherapy and evaluate whether this difference changed after introduction of the SINS in clinical practice...
  24. pmc The impact of retractor SPONGE-assisted laparoscopic surgery on duration of hospital stay and postoperative complications in patients with colorectal cancer (SPONGE trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Alice M Couwenberg
    Department of Radiotherapy, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, Utrecht, 3508 GA, The Netherlands
    Trials 17:132. 2016
    ....
  25. doi request reprint RandomizEd controlled trial for pre-operAtive dose-escaLation BOOST in locally advanced rectal cancer (RECTAL BOOST study): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    J P Maarten Burbach
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584, CX, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Trials 16:586. 2015
    ..This trial investigates pCR rate, clinical response, toxicity, QoL and (disease-free) survival in LARC patients treated with 65Gy (boost + chemoradiation) compared with 50Gy standard chemoradiation (sCRT)...
  26. doi request reprint Full-thickness closure in breast-conserving surgery: the impact on radiotherapy target definition for boost and partial breast irradiation. A multimodality image evaluation
    Mariska D den Hartogh
    Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 21:3774-9. 2014
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the precision of target volume definition following BCS with FTC among radiation oncologists, using various imaging modalities...
  27. pmc Preoperative imaging of colorectal liver metastases after neoadjuvant chemotherapy: a meta-analysis
    Charlotte S van Kessel
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Ann Surg Oncol 19:2805-13. 2012
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Diagnostic accuracy of stereotactic large-core needle biopsy for nonpalpable breast disease: results of a multicenter prospective study with 95% surgical confirmation
    Helena M Verkooijen
    Department of Surgery, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
    Int J Cancer 99:853-9. 2002
    ..It may safely replace needle localised open-breast biopsy provided that high-risk and normal breast tissue diagnoses are followed by needle or open-breast biopsy...