About Us

Prostate cancer

Urothelial cancer


Functional Urology


Pediatric urology


Research Objectives

We investigate clinical, epidemiological, pathological, molecular and genetic characteristics of urological diseases. Our goal is to improve urological healthcare, from the general practitioner to tertiary academic care.


The Department of Urology of the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, is embedded in the dynamic, internationally competitive research community of  several clinical, translational and basic research groups. Our focus lies in Protate Cancer, Urothelial Cancer, Functional Urology, Andrology and Pediatric Urology. We have longstandig collaborations with multiple other acadamic centers, both internationally and at a national level, and host fruitful relationships with our industry partners. Our department is renowed for participation at the highest level to improve European Patient Guidelines.

Academic Excellence

Our motto: “research” = care. We aim to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcome in patients with urologic diseases by translational, clinical and epidemiological research, and education of students and professionals. Providing excellent academic care at a tertiary level is in our DNA. Do you want to be part of our team, either as as aspiring researcher or student, don’t hesitate to send your contact information to one of our Principal Investigators.

The Department of Urology is residing in the Staff Tower (Na building, 15th floor), the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute (Nt building, 2nd floor) and in the Josephine Nefkens Institute (Be-building, 3rd floor).

The Department Chair is Prof. Dr. Joost L. Boormans.

Latest news

New publication: Whole-genome mapping of APOBEC mutagenesis in metastatic urothelial carcinoma identifies driver hotspot mutations and a novel mutational signature.

J Alberto Nakauma-González 1, Maud Rijnders 2, Minouk T W Noordsij 3, John W M Martens 2, Astrid A M van der Veldt 4, Martijn P J Lolkema 2, Joost L Boormans 5, Harmen...
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New publication: Darolutamide does not interfere with OATP-mediated uptake of docetaxel

Stefan A J Buck, Zahra Talebi, Thomas Drabison, Yan Jin, Alice A Gibson, Peng Hu  Peter de Bruijn  Corrina M A de Ridder, Debra Stuurman, Shuiying Hu, Wytske...
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New publication: The Diagnostic Accuracy of Cystoscopy for Detecting Bladder Cancer in Adults Presenting with Haematuria: A Systematic Review from the European Association of Urology Guidelines Office

Wout Devlies,  Joep J de Jong, Fabian Hofmann, Harman Max Bruins, Tahlita C M Zuiverloon, Emma Jane Smith, Yuhong Yuan, Bas W G van Rhijn, Hugh Mostafid, Nancy...
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New publication: Alignment of molecular subtypes across multiple bladder cancer subtyping classifiers

Moritz J Reike, Joep J de Jong, Tarek A Bismar, Stephen A Boorjian, Omar Y Mian, Jonathan L Wright  Marc A Dall'Era, Hristros Z Kaimakliotis, Yair Lotan, Joost...
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New publication: A Genomic Urine Assay for Surveillance of Patients with Bladder Cancer Treated with Radiotherapy

Florus C de Jong , Iris G Iflé, Angelique C van der Made, Denise Kooper, Joep J de Jong , Martine Franckena, Tahlita C M Zuiverloon,  Wim van Criekinge, Luca...
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New publication: Evolution of European prostate cancer screening protocols and summary of ongoing trials

Meike J van Harten 1, Monique J Roobol 2, Pim J van Leeuwen 3, Peter-Paul M Willemse 1, Roderick C N van den Bergh 2 4 Abstract Population-based organised repeated...
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New publication: Short-term Changes in Health-related Quality of Life of Patients Undergoing Radical Surgery for Upper Urinary Tract Urothelial Carcinoma: Results from a Prospective Phase 2 Clinical Trial

Thomas van Doeveren 1, Sebastiaan Remmers 1, Vera Atema 2, Roderick C N van den Bergh 3, Egbert R Boevé 4, Erik B Cornel 5, Antoine G van der Heijden 6, Kees Hendricksen 7, Evelyne C...
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New publication: Performance of magnetic resonance imaging-based prostate cancer risk calculators and decision strategies in two large European medical centres

Petter Davik 1 2, Sebastiaan Remmers 3, Mattijs Elschot 4 5, Monique J Roobol 3, Tone Frost Bathen 2 4, Helena Bertilsson 1 2 Abstract   Objectives: To compare the performance of currently available biopsy decision...
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New publication: Does prostate cancer without cribriform pattern have metastatic potential?

Abstract Lisa J Kroon 1 2, Sebastiaan Remmers 3, Eva Hollemans 4, Chris H Bangma 3, Monique J Roobol 3, Geert J L H van Leenders 4 No abstract available Link to...
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New publication: Brain Response Induced by Peroneal Electrical Transcutaneous Neuromodulation Invented for Overactive Bladder Treatment, as Detected by Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Abstract Jan Krhut 1, Jaroslav Tintěra 2, Michal Rejchrt 3, Barbora Skugarevska 4, Michal Grepl 4, Roman Zachoval 5, Peter Zvara 6, Bertil F M Blok 7 Objectives: In this study, we aimed to investigate whether...
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New publication: Health Policy for Prostate Cancer Early Detection in the European Union and the Impact of Opportunistic Screening: PRAISE-U Consortium

Abstract Katharina Beyer 1, Renée Leenen 1, Lionne D F Venderbos 1, Jozien Helleman 1, Frederique Denijs 1, Wichor Bramer 2, Vera Vasilyeva 3, Erik Briers 4, Juan Gomez Rivas 5, Renata Chloupkova 6 7, Ondrej Majek 6 7, Lieven Annemans 8, Pieter Vynckier 8, Partha Basu 9, Arunah Chandran 9, Roderick...
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The Erasmus MC Cancer Research Retreat 2024

After a successful first edition of the Cancer Retreat with more than 250 participants, the Erasmus MC is organizing the...
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New publication: Are you sure it’s an artifact? Artifact detection and uncertainty quantification in histological images

Abstract Neel Kanwal 1, Miguel López-Pérez 2, Umay Kiraz 3, Tahlita C M Zuiverloon 4, Rafael Molina 2, Kjersti Engan 5   Modern cancer diagnostics involves extracting tissue specimens from suspicious...
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New publication: Prostate cancer androgen biosynthesis relies solely on CYP17A1 downstream metabolites

Abstract Gido Snaterse 1, Angela E Taylor 2, J Matthijs Moll 3, Donna M O'Neil 2, Wilma J Teubel 3, Wytske M van Weerden 3, Wiebke Arlt 4, Johannes Hofland 5 Prostate cancer (PC) is...
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New publication: The Europa Uomo Patient Reported Outcome Study 2.0-Prostate Cancer Patient-reported Outcomes to Support Treatment Decision-making

Abstract Lionne D F Venderbos 1, Sebastiaan Remmers 2, André Deschamps 3, John Dowling 3, Ernst-Günter Carl 3, Nuno Pereira-Azevedo 4, Monique J Roobol 2 Background: To further strengthen the voice of patients, Europa...
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New publication: Navigating through the Controversies and Emerging Paradigms in Early Detection of Prostate Cancer: Bridging the Gap from Classic RCTs to Modern Population-Based Pilot Programs

Abstract Juan Gómez Rivas 1, Renée C A Leenen 2, Lionne D F Venderbos 2, Jozien Helleman 2, Irene de la Parra 1, Vera Vasilyeva 3 4, Jesús Moreno-Sierra 1, Partha Basu 5, Arunah Chandran 5, Roderick C N...
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New publication: A Green Prescription: Integrating Environmental Sustainability in Urology Guidelines

Abstract Alina Herrmann 1, Felice E E van Veen 2, Bertil F M Blok 2, Kara L Watts 3 Against the background of the climate crisis, there...
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New publication: The effect of botulinum toxin A in children with non-neurogenic therapy-refractory dysfunctional voiding – A systematic review

Abstract S A A Hoelscher 1, I B de Angst 2, Z A Buijnsters 3, W M Bramer 4, F W Akkermans 3, M E Kuindersma 3, J R Scheepe 3, L A 't...
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New publication: Lymphoceles after pelvic lymph node dissection during robot-assisted radical prostatectomy

Abstract Jonas J L Meenderink # 1, Lisa J Kroon # 1 2 3 4, Margaretha A van der Slot 2 3, Lionne D F Venderbos 1, Geert J L H van Leenders 4, Monique J...
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New publication: Long-term beneficial effects of mirabegron in pediatric patients with therapy-refractory neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction

Abstract Felice E E van Veen 1, Martje Schotman 2, Lisette A 't Hoen 2, Bertil F M Blok 2, Jeroen R Scheepe 2 Introduction: Neurogenic lower urinary tract dysfunction...
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