Dr Jaap Boelens | Haemato Oncologist
UMC Utrecht

Dr Jaap Boelens, Haemato Oncologist, UMC Utrecht

Pediatrician – Oncologist / Immunologist. Medicine (UMC Utrecht 1996), PhD in Amsterdam (University of Amsterdam/Academic Medical Center; 1999), trained as a paediatrician in Leiden (Leiden UMC)/Den Haag; Juliana Children’s Hospital; 2004) followed by completion of clinical fellowship in immunology (2006; UMC Utrecht) and oncology (2011; ErasmusMC, Rotterdam). My clinical sub-specialization is Hemapoietic Cell Transplantation (HCT) and I am working as a consultant in HCT at the UMC Utrecht since 2006. 
I have a special interest in rare-diseases (as indication for HCT) in particular “lysosomal storage diseases” and finding strategies to get better disease control (in malignant diseases). My research group (Group Boelens / Nierkens: U-DANCE) focuses on the development of cord blood derived dendritic cell vaccines (anti-AML, anti-Neuroblastoma). In addition there is a special interest designing a predictable low toxic conditioning regimen using PK/PD-models for e.g. ATG (anti-thymocyte globuline) to better predict the immune-reconstitution (necessary for optimal effect vaccines). 4 PostDocs, 6 PhD students and 3 technicians are working in my group. Current active funding: 4.5M (grants from ZonMW: cumm. 2.2M, Kika, Villa Joep, Ammodo, Vrienden UMC). Am a frequently invited speaker on international conferences and have over 120 peer-reviewed publications and I am (co-)PI on various phase I/II with ATMPs.


Cord Blood Day 2- Thursday 17th May 2018 @ 09:50

Allele-level HLA matching for umbilical cord blood transplantation for non-malignant diseases in children: A retrospective analysis

  •     The effects of allele-level matching at a higher resolution—HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB1
  •     Data supports a change from current practice: 
  •     Selection of unrelated umbilical cord blood units for transplantation for non-malignant diseases should consider allele-level HLA matching at HLA-A, HLA-B, HLA-C, and HLA-DRB  

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World Advanced Therapies & Regenerative Medicine Congress


Erica Baeta
+44 (0)207 092 1152


Jessica Robinson
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Issa Mauthoor
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