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Tom van Meerten

I am a hematologist involved in patient care, clinical and translation research in the field of malignant lymphoma. I focus on translational medicine on diffuse large B cell lymphoma and mantle cell lymphoma. My question by all our findings: how does the patient profit or does it help me to treat the patients. The focus of my research group is on DNA repair, cell cycle and cell death. We test novel combinations of existing anti-cancer agents to ultimately improve the treatment of patients suffering from lymphoma. I participate in the organization of new clinical trials both international (European Mantle cell Lymphoma Network) and national (HOVON). Moreover, I am actively involved in clinical trials concerning the application of CAR T cells for patient with lymphoma.

High frequency of hyperglycaemia observed during CAR T-cell treatment
Published in: Diabetic Medicine
Semi-automated 18F-FDG PET segmentation methods for tumor volume determination in Non-Hodgkin lymphoma patients: a literature review, implementation and multi-threshold evaluation
Published in: Computational and Structural Biotechnology Journal
In the treatment of Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), multiple therapeutic options are available. Improving outcome predictions are essential to optimize treatment. The metabolic active tumor volume (MATV) has shown to be a prognostic factor in NHL. It is usually retrieved using semi-automated thresholding methods based on standardized uptake values (SUV), calculated from 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose Positron Emission Tomography (18F-FDG PET) images. However, there is currently no consensus method for NHL. The aim of this study was to review literature on different segmentation methods used, and to evaluate selected methods by using...
The Dutch CAR-T Tumorboard Experience: Population-Based Real-World Data on Patients with Relapsed or Refractory Large B-Cell Lymphoma Referred for CD19-Directed CAR T-Cell Therapy in The Netherlands
Published in: Cancers
The real-world results of chimeric antigen receptor T-cell (CAR-T) therapy for patients with relapsed/refractory (R/R) large B-cell lymphoma (LBCL) substantially differ across countries. In the Netherlands, the CAR-T tumorboard facilitates a unique nationwide infrastructure for referral, eligibility assessment and data collection. The aim of this study was to evaluate real-world outcomes of axicabtagene ciloleucel (axi-cel) in the Dutch population, including the thus-far underreported effects on health-related quality of life (HR-QoL). All patients with R/R LBCL after ≥2 lines of systemic therapy referred for axi-cel treatment between May 2020–May...
on behalf of the Dutch CAR-T Tumorboard Consortium, Anne M. Spanjaart, Elise R.A. Pennings, Pim G.N.J. Mutsaers, Suzanne van Dorp, Margot Jak, Jaap A. van Doesum, Janneke W. de Boer, Anne G.H. Niezink, Milan Kos, Joost S.P. Vermaat, Aniko Sijs-Szabo, Marjolein W.M. van der Poel, Inger S. Nijhof, Maria T. Kuipers, Martine E.D. Chamuleau, Pieternella J. Lugtenburg, Jeanette K. Doorduijn, Yasmina I.M. Serroukh, Monique C. MinnemaTom van Meerten, Marie José Kersten
Navitoclax Most Promising BH3 Mimetic for Combination Therapy in Hodgkin Lymphoma
Published in: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
The treatment of young patients with Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is often successful but a significant proportion of patients suffers from late toxicity. In the current era there are new opportunities for less toxic and more targeted treatment options. In this respect, the anti-apoptotic pathway is an attractive target since Hodgkin tumor cells abundantly express components of this pathway. We measured the effect of BH3 mimetics that interfere with anti-apoptotic proteins in cell lines, also in combination with the standard of care chemotherapeutic doxorubicin and the recently discovered preclinically...
Myra Langendonk, Nienke A.M. Smit, Wouter Plattel, Arjan Diepstra, Tom van Meerten, Lydia Visser
Ibrutinib improves survival compared with chemotherapy in mantle cell lymphoma with central nervous system relapse
Published in: Blood
Central nervous system (CNS) relapse of mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) is a rare phenomenon with dismal prognosis, where no standard therapy exists. Since the covalent Bruton tyrosine kinase (BTK) inhibitor ibrutinib is effective in relapsed/refractory MCL and penetrates the blood–brain barrier (BBB), on behalf of Fondazione Italiana Linfomi and European Mantle Cell Lymphoma Network we performed a multicenter retrospective international study to investigate the outcomes of patients treated with ibrutinib or chemoimmunotherapy. In this observational study, we recruited patients with MCL with CNS involvement at relapse who received...
Fondazione Italiana Linfomi and European Mantle Cell Lymphoma Network, Chiara Rusconi, Chan Y. Cheah, Toby A. Eyre, David Tucker, Pavel Klener, Eva Giné, Lara Crucitti, Cristina Muzi, Sara Iadecola, Gabriele Infante, Sophie Bernard, Rebecca L. Auer, Chiara Pagani, Monika Duglosz-Danecka, Heidi Mocikova, Tom van Meerten, Emanuele Cencini, Ana Marin-Niebla, Michael E. WilliamsPiera Angelillo, Paolo Nicoli, Annalisa Arcari, Lucia Morello, Donato Mannina, Orsola Vitagliano, Roberto Sartori, Annalisa Chiappella, Roberta Sciarra, Piero M. Stefani, Martin Dreyling, John F. Seymour, Carlo Visco