Prof. Menno Vriens, May 27th 2019 speaker
Professor Menno Vriens, MAY 27th 2019 speaker
Prof. Dr. Menno Vriens
After my promotion and training as a surgeon, I focused on the surgery of hormone-producing organs. In that context, I did two years of research on behalf of the KWF and operated patients in Chicago, Chernobyl and San Francisco. Currently I am the contact point for patients with these tumors and I participate in national and international partnerships.
My research focus is on patients with multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) and basic scientific research on thyroid cancer and pancreatic tumors.
I think it is most important that patients with these tumors are treated by a multidisciplinary team that can offer tailor-made treatment. In the UMCU the treatment of hereditary endocrine tumors falls within the spearhead