Jakko Nieuwenhuijzen

DR., (Principal Investigator)


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Research interests

Research interest:

  • Bladder cancer (NMIBC and MIBC).

Our research focusses on optimizing grading and detection of bladder cancer, and the use of urinary markers (primarily based on DNA methylation) as non invasive cancer detection method, both in muscle invasive bladder cancer (MIBC) and non muscle invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC). Research is conducted in close collaboration with the Netherlands Cander Institute and the Department of Pathology.

Furthermore there is close collaboration with the University of Twente and Department of Pathology on the development and future use of nano-techonology and “lab on a chip” as a means of detection of small amounts of (hypermethylated) DNA tumormarkers in full void urine.


  • Prostate cancer

Co-author on multiple papers on diagnosis/imaging and treatment of prostate-cancer.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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