Principal Investigator: Dr Marion Smits, Erasmus Medical Centre
"I work as a Consultant Neuroradiologist at the university medical centre Erasmus MC in Rotterdam (the Netherlands) and will work closely together with King's College London for this project. My work is focused at bringing new, advanced imaging techniques into clinical practice in order to improve the diagnosis and surveillance of brain tumours. I aim to provide more certainty to the patients and their loved ones, as well as their treating physicians about diagnosis, prognosis, and the effect of treatment. I realise that this doesn't provide a cure as such, but I do hope that I can take some of their worries and uncertainties away.
"My inspiration originally came directly from my work in the Brain Tumour Centre at Erasmus MC, where I saw the immense effort and dedication of the clinical team to treat and support people with a brain tumour. Since then, I continue to be deeply inspired by the patients who are so willing to participate in scientific research, thereby helping others affected by brain tumour in the future."