Prof. Lenny Verkooijen is a medical doctor with a PhD in Epidemiology from Utrecht University, specialized in clinical epidemiology and cancer epidemiology. She is a primary investigator and collaborator in a range of international studies on cancer focusing on “Life after cancer”, international differences in breast cancer risk and outcome, familial cancer and image guided cancer treatment. Furthermore, she has a large international experience, both in academic settings and public sector. Prof. Verkooijen is dedicated to improving the life of people with cancer and committed to full integration of clinical research in routine patient care in order to facilitate undelayed evidence-based implementation of innovations in oncology.
Currently, Lenny Verkooijen is employed as professor at the Imaging Division of the University Medical Center (UMC) Utrecht (Netherlands) and head of the department’s clinical research office, which is responsible for trial support, data management, IT solutions, quality control and medico-ethical advice supporting 200 academic researchers. Within the Division of Imaging and Cancer of the UMC Utrecht she is responsible for clinical evaluation of innovative cancer treatments, and for evaluating to what extent theoretical benefits of these innovations translate into real benefits for patients.