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H.J. van Beekhuizen, PhD

Oncological gynaecologist

  • Department
  • Gynaecological oncology
  • Focus area
  • gynaecological oncology, ovarian cancer, human papilloma virus, cervical dysplasia, vulvar cancer, HPV vaccine, cervical cancer, endometrial cancer, carcinosarcoma of the uterus, SEIC, cervical cancer in low resource settings
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I am oncological gynaecologist and have a master in clinical trials. I am principal investigator in studies on ovarian cancer (PlaComOv) and premalignancies of the cervix (TopIC 2 and Vaccin). I do research in rare endometrial cancer like carcinosarcoma of the uterus and SEIC.

I am involved in gynaecology and oncological gynaecology in low resource settings.

Field(s) of expertise

  • Gynaecological oncology.
  • Ovarian cancer.
  • Human papilloma virus.
  • Cervical dysplasia.
  • Vulvar cancer.
  • HPV vaccine.
  • Cervical cancer.
  • Endometrial cancer.
  • Carcinosarcoma of the uterus.
  • SEIC.
  • Cervical cancer in low resource settings.

Education and career

  • 1982 - 1991: Medicine VU MC Amsterdam.
  • 1991 - 1993: Training Tropical Medicine.
  • 1993 - 1997: Tropical Doctor Papua New Guinea.
  • 1998 - 2003: Obstetrics and Gynaecology specialist training Radboud UMC Nijmegen.
  • 2004 - 2008: Gynaecologist in Lindi, Tanzania.
  • 2009 - 2011: Fellowship Oncological Gynaecology Erasmus MC Rotterdam and Royal Marsden Hospital London, UK.
  • 2011 - 2012: Oncological Gynaecologist Maastricht UMC.
  • 2011 - 2013: Masters Clinical Trials (distant learning) University of London.
  • 2012 - present time: Oncological Gynaecologist Erasmus MC Rotterdam.
  • 2019 - present time: Head of department Gynaecological Oncology Erasmus MC.


A complete overview of publications can be found here:


Editor of a textbook of gynecology for less-resourced locations.