About the OOA

The OOA is a large graduate school dedicated to the training of PhD students working in the field of Oncology.

Excellent future perspectives
More than 700 PhD students are currently working towards a PhD degree. The future perspectives of the graduated OOA PhD students are  excellent.

Research programme
The research programme is very broad and ranges from basic molecular biology of the cell to clinical bed-side research. The interaction between different scientific disciplines in the school creates a stimulating atmosphere.

Teaching programme
The teaching program of OOA consists of specialized courses that cover cutting edge scientific topics in the field of oncology, as well as seminars and meetings with international experts. PhD students make a selection out of these courses, in compliance with their research interests and background.

The OOA management team comprises a supervisory board and an executive directory. The central coordinating office is situated at VUmc.

Executive directory:
Prof. dr. Arjan W. Griffioen (VUmc), chair
Prof.dr. Hein te Riele (NKI- AvL)
Dr. Marcel Spaargaren (AMC)

Dr. Esther M. Ruhé-Hoogervorst (VUmc), central coordination
Patty Lagerweij & Karin van der Heijden (NKI-AvL)

PhD student council:
VUmc: Robin Beekhof & Ramon van der Zee
NKI-AvL: Robin van der Weide
AMC: Aafke Creemers & Sanne van Neerven

Supervisory board 
VUmc: Prof.dr. Chris J.L.M. Meijer & Prof.dr. Tom Würdinger
NKI-AvL: Prof.dr. René H. Medema & Prof.dr. Titia K. Sixma
AMC: Prof.dr. Eric Eldering & Prof.dr. Jan Paul Medema