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Dr. K.C.J.M (Kathelijne) Kraal

Pediatric oncologist, head of International Patients Unit

My areas of interest are neuroblastoma (NBL) with intraspinal extension and liver tumors. From the SIOPEN I am involved in the neuroblastoma (NBL)- with spinal cord involvement (SCI) registration study. Furthermore, I coordinate multidisciplinary consultation hours for NBL patients with intraspinal extension and survivors. For patients with refractory NBL, I am principal investigator for the VERITAS study (including 131I-MIBG therapy). I am head of the inpatient department for patients with solid tumors and head of the International Office.

Knowledge and experience

Special interests: neuroblastoma, liver tumors and autologous stem cell transplantation.

Working experience

  • 2019 - current: Head clinical solid tumors, Prinses Máxima Centrum, Utrecht.
  • January 2015 - current: Consultant pediatric oncologist, Prinses Máxima Centrum, Utrecht.
  • March 2011- December 2014: Consultant pediatric hemato-oncologist, AMC, Amsterdam.
  • Jan. 2008- March 2011: Consultant pediatric Hemato-oncologist, LUMC, Leiden.
  • Jan. 2007- Jan. 2008: Fellowship Hemato-oncology, LUMC, Leiden
  • Sept. 2005- Aug. 2006: Fellowship Hemato-oncology, LUMC, Leiden.
  • Oct. 2004- Sept. 2005: Fellowship Hemato-oncology, GOSH, Londen.
  • Oct. 2000 – Sept. 2005: Registrar pediatrics, LUMC (Leiden), RdGG (Delft), Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH, London).
  • June 1999 –Oct. 2000: senior house-officer pediatrics, Groene Hart Ziekenhuis and Leiden University Medical Centre (LUMC), Leiden, The Netherlands

Professional development

  • Student project Susan Dijkstra: NBL multidisciplinary tumor board and quality of life and use of quality indicators
  • Student Project: Rosa Sledering (NL cohort livertumor patients)
  • Student project: M Rozeman, Autologous stem cell mobilisation and transplantation in paediatric oncology; Poor Mobilisers, successful use of Plerixafor and superior harvest after a single injection of Pegfilgrastim compared to daily Filgrastim. 2020
  • NB congenital-SCI registration study
  • NB-SCI PI registration study
  • 2019: PI VERITAS study, SIOPEN, open December 2019
  • May 2018: Programme Director JACIE autologous stem cell transplantation (JACIE PMC)
  • February 2017: PhD
  • Jan. 2008: Qualified consultant pediatric hemato-oncologist
  • Oct. 2005: Qualified pediatrician
  • July 1999: Qualified Medical doctor
  • Sept. 1993 - July 1999: Medical training (Rijks Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands)

BIG registration number

For a detailed resume and publications, click here.