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.

Upcoming Events

The Department of Urology is placed in the Staff Tower (Na buidling), the Erasmus MC Cancer Institute (Be building) and in the research tower (Ee building). The Department Chair is Dr. Joost L. Boormans.

Latest news

New publication: Kilohertz alternating current neuromodulation of the pudendal nerves: effects on the anal canal and anal sphincter in rats

Abstract The first two objectives were to establish which stimulation parameters of kilohertz frequency alternating current (KHFAC) neuromodulation influence the...
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Radio Rijnmond op bezoek in het lab voor blaaskanker onderzoek

Op 21 juni werden Tahlita Zuiverloon, uroloog en Christiaan de Jong, PhD-candidate afdeling urologie, geïnterviewd door Radio Rijnmond. Het verhaal...
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New publication: Two-Staged Sacral Neuromodulation for the Treatment of Nonobstructive Urinary Retention: A Multicenter Study Assessing Predictors of Success

Abstract Objectives: The aims of this study were to 1) determine the success rate of the tined lead test phase in...
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Uitgezaaide blaaskanker in Nederland

Cijfers en trends uit de Nederlandse Kankerregistratie en de Prospectieve Blaaskanker Infrastructuur:   Uitgezaaide blaaskanker (iknl.nl)
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Nieuwsbrief PRE-PREVENCYS TRIAL – Juni 2022

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New publication: Secondary Treatment for Men with Localized Prostate Cancer: A Pooled Analysis of PRIAS and ERSPC-Rotterdam Data within the PIONEER Data Platform

Abstract Introduction: Treatment choice for localized prostate cancer is complicated, as each treatment option comes with various pros and cons....
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New Publication: NeuroSAFE in radical prostatectomy increases the rate of nerve-sparing surgery without affecting oncological outcome

Abstract Objectives: To investigate the impact of intraoperative neurovascular structure-adjacent frozen-section examination (NeuroSAFE) on nerve-sparing surgery (NSS) and oncological outcome in...
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Mei Blaaskankermaand: cijfers en trends in Nederland

De overleving van mensen met de diagnose blaaskanker is in tegenstelling tot de meeste kankersoorten de afgelopen decennia niet verbeterd....
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New publication: Large and small cribriform architecture have similar adverse clinical outcome on prostate cancer biopsies

Abstract Aims: Invasive cribriform and intraductal carcinoma (IDC) are associated with adverse outcome in prostate cancer patients, with the large...
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Maak kanker kansloos

Dit is het verhaal van Remona de Hond, Haar man, Marc, overleed in 2022 aan de gevolgen van blaaskanker. Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61lsi658Cpc
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Successful Westlandse Ride

Fund raising biking tour for teams and families along the greenhouses of the Westland in The Netherlands. The aim was...
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Molecular subtypes of metastatic urothelial carcinoma and treatment options

Urothelial carcinoma is a common cancer and patients with metastatic urothelial cancer (mUC) have very poor outcomes. Many mUC patients...
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Doel Maak kanker Kansloos 2022: Voorspellen van reactie op BCG blaasspoelingen

Dr. T.C.M. Zuiverloon, uroloog Erasmus MC en drs. F.C. de Jong, arts onderzoeker afdeling urologie Erasmus MC leggen uit waar...
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Capture the unseen: Dissertation of Henk Luiting

Dissertation at ErasmusMC department of Urology on May 25th 2022 on the role of MRI and PSAD to omit prostate...
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Studie naar betere behandeling voor blaaskankerpatiënten

‘IMPASSE-studie zoekt uit waarom sommige patiënten niet reageren op bestaande therapie’ Uroloog dr. Tahlita Zuiverloon en onderzoeker dr. Tokameh Mahmoudi...
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New publication: Development of a prediction model in female pure or predominant urge urinary incontinence: a retrospective cohort study

Abstract Background: Urinary incontinence is a prevalent form of pelvic floor dysfunction, with a non-negligible impact on a patient's quality of...
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Blaaskanker Awareness Maand

Blaaskanker bij vrouwen te vaak niet herkend Vrouwen met blaaskanker komen te vaak in een laat stadium bij de specialist...
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New publication: Prognostic markers in invasive bladder cancer: FGFR3 mutation status versus P53 and KI-67 expression: a multi-center, multi-laboratory analysis in 1058 radical cystectomy patients

Abstract Objectives: To determine the association between the FGFR3 mutation status and immuno-histochemistry (IHC) markers (p53 and Ki-67) in invasive bladder...
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New publication: A Multivariable Approach Using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to Avoid a Protocol-based Prostate Biopsy in Men on Active Surveillance for Prostate Cancer-Data from the International Multicenter Prospective PRIAS Study

Abstract  Background: There is ongoing discussion whether a multivariable approach including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can safely prevent unnecessary protocol-advised repeat...
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Update COMPaRE trial

De onderzoeksgroep van de functionele urologie voert een onderzoek uit naar herbruikbare katheters bij mensen die zelf-katheteriseren. Het doel van...
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