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dr. T.J. (Tom J.) Snijders Assistant Professor - medical

  • Neurology & Neurosurgery

T.J. Snijders


Research Programs


T.J. (Tom) Snijders, PhD, completed his medical studies and his Neurology residency in the UMC Utrecht. During his training, he obtained a PhD-degree in the field of chronic pain medicine. He sub-specialized in Neuro-oncology during his residency.

Since 2011, he works as a neurologist in the UMC Utrecht. His practice encompasses all aspects of neuro-oncological patient care. His scientific work focuses on primary brain tumors, specifically gliomas. He is also involved in providing and evaluating experimental treatments (international clinical trials) in the UMC Utrecht.

Research interests:

  • Validation and innovation of imaging techniques for brain tumors, including MRI-scans and PET-scans
  • Cognitive symptoms in glioma patients
  • Epilepsy due to brain tumors
  • Liquid biopsy in primary brain tumors
  • The multidisciplinary Team Neuro-Oncology of the UMC Utrecht aims to provide patients with the most recent innovative (experimental) treatments for brain tumors as part of clinical studies.

Side Activities

    • 2013-2015: Member of the Guidelines writing committe ‘Intracranial meningiomas’ (2015) of Dutch Working Group Neuro-Oncology (LWNO).
    • Since 2013: chairman of the editing board of www.hersentumor.nl, an organisation that provides reliable, current and objective information on brain tumors for patients and their relatives.
    • Since 2015: Member of the Task Force on Bing Neel Syndrome of the 8th International Workshop on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia.
    • Since 2018: Member of the Imaging Committee of the EORTC Brain Tumor Group.

Research Output (23)

Cerebrospinal fluid lymphocytosis:a hallmark of neurological complications during checkpoint inhibition

Tonk EHJ (Erwin), Snijders TJ (Tom), Koldenhof JJ (José), van Lindert ASR (Anne), Suijkerbuijk KPM (Karijn) 1 nov 2019, In: European Journal of Cancer. 121 , p. 1-3 3 p.

Cognitive functioning as predictor of survival in diffuse glioma patients

Van Kessel E., Snijders T. J., De Vos F., Fonville S., Wajer I., Ruis C., Seute T., Verhoeff J., Van Zandvoort M., Robe P. jul 2019, In: European Journal of Neurology. 26 , p. 48-48

Validation and revision of the RANO Leptomeningeal Metastasis Group scorecard for response assessment.

Le Rhun Emilie, Devos Patrick, Boulanger Thomas, Smits Marion, Brandsma Dieta, Ruda Roberta, Furtner Julia, Hempel Johann-Martin, Postma Tjeerd, Roth Patrick, Snijders Tom J., Winkler Frank, Winklhofer Sebastian, Castellano Antonella, Hattingen Elke, Capellades Jaume, Van Den Bent Martin J., Wen Patrick Y., Bendszus Martin, Weller Michael 20 mei 2019, In: Journal of Clinical Oncology. 37

The RANO Leptomeningeal Metastasis Group proposal to assess response to treatment: lack of feasibility and clinical utility and a revised proposal:Lack of feasibility and clinical utility and a revised proposal

Le Rhun Emilie, Devos Patrick, Boulanger Thomas, Smits Marion, Brandsma Dieta, Rudà Roberta, Furtner Julia, Hempel Johann-Martin, Postma Tjeerd J, Roth Patrick, Snijders Tom J, Winkler Frank, Winklhofer Sebastian, Castellano Antonella, Hattingen Elke, Capellades Jaume, Gorlia Thierry, Van den Bent Martin, Wen Patrick Y, Bendszus Martin, Weller Michael, 1 mei 2019, In: Neuro-Oncology. 21 , p. 648-658 11 p.

Evaluating the DS-GPA in patients with 1-10 brain metastases treated with stereotactic radiosurgery

Nagtegaal S., Claes A., Snijders T., Verhoeff J. apr 2019, In: Radiotherapy and Oncology. 133 , p. S388-S388

Routine Blood Tests Do Not Predict Survival in Patients with Glioblastoma—Multivariable Analysis of 497 Patients

Maas Sybren L.N., Draaisma Kaspar, Snijders Tom J., Senders Joeky T., Berendsen Sharon, Seute Tatjana, Schiffelers Raymond M., van Solinge Wouter W., Ten Berg Maarten J., Robe Pierre A., Broekman Marike L.D. 14 mrt 2019, In: World Neurosurgery. 126 , p. e1081-e1091

Prevalence of symptoms in glioma patients throughout the disease trajectory:a systematic review

IJzerman-Korevaar Margriet, Snijders Tom J., de Graeff Alexander, Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., de Vos Filip Y.F. 15 dec 2018, In: Journal of Neuro-Oncology. 140 , p. 485-496 12 p.

Symptom Monitoring in Glioma Patients:Development of the Edmonton Symptom Assessment System Glioma Module

Ijzerman-Korevaar Margriet, Snijders Tom J., Teunissen Saskia C.C.M., De Graeff Alexander, De Vos Filip Y.F. 1 dec 2018, In: Journal of Neuroscience Nursing. 50 , p. 381-387 7 p.

The man who lost his body: Suboptimal multisensory integration yields body awareness problems after a right temporoparietal brain tumour

Smit Miranda, Van Stralen Haike E, Van den Munckhof Bart, Snijders Tom J, Dijkerman Hendrik Christiaan 12 mrt 2018, In: Journal of Neuropsychology. 13 , p. 603-612 10 p.

All Research Output (23)
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