prof.dr. M.J. IJzerman (Maarten)

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About Me

Maarten J. IJzerman is professor and head of Cancer Health Services Research in the University of Melbourne and Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and a part-time professor in the University of Twente's TechMed Centre. His international work is focussed on the health economics and health services implications of personalised medicine, including drug treatment sequencing and the use of complex genomic sequencing. He develops and applies new methods for value assessment of medical technologies, in particular molecular diagnostics for precision oncology. He is a pioneer in the field of early Health Technology Assessment, supporting the clinical translation of medical innovation by modelling their health and economic impact in an early stage of development. 

Before moving to Melbourne in 2018, he was the founding chair of the Department of Health Technology and Services Research (2007-2015), director of education for Health Sciences program (2007-2011), acting director of the MIRA institute for Biomedical Engineering and Technical Medicine (2013-2014) and vice-dean for Health & Biomedical Technology in the Faculty of Science and Technology (2015-2017). Before then, he worked as a visiting scholar in different academic centres in the USA and Canada and was the scientific director of Roessingh Research and Development (2000-2007). 

Maarten has supervised many MSc and PhD students in several UT degree programs (TM, HS, BME and IEM) and is a mentor to early-to-mid career academics globally. 


Social Sciences
Health Economics
Medicine & Life Sciences
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Costs And Cost Analysis
Decision Support Techniques
Delivery Of Health Care

Ancillary Activities

  • Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Academic, fulltime position
  • Laboratorium Microbiologie
    Raad van Toezicht


Kip, M. M. A., de Roock, S., Currie, G., Marshall, D. A., Grazziotin, L. R., Twilt, M., Yeung, R. S. M., Benseler, S. M., Vastert, S. J., Wulffraat, N., Swart, J. F. , & IJzerman, M. J. (2023). Pharmacological treatment patterns in patients with juvenile idiopathic arthritis in the Netherlands: A real-world data analysis. Rheumatology, 62(SI2), SI170-SI180. https://doi.org/10.1093/rheumatology/keac299
Pereira-Salgado, A., Anton, A., Franchini, F., Mahar, R. K., Kwan, E. M., Wong, S., Shapiro, J., Weickhardt, A., Azad, A. A., Spain, L., Gunjur, A., Torres, J., Parente, P., Parnis, F., Goh, J., Steer, C., Brown, S., Gibbs, P., Tran, B. , & IJzerman, M. (Accepted/In press). Real-world clinical outcomes and cost estimates of metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer treatment: does sequencing of taxanes and androgen receptor-targeted agents matter? Expert Review of Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/14737167.2023.2161048
Wheeler, J. C. W., Keogh, L., Sierra, M. A., Devereux, L., Jones, K. , IJzerman, M. J., & Trainer, A. H. (2022). Heterogeneity in how women value risk-stratified breast screening. Genetics in Medicine, 24(1), 146-156. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gim.2021.09.002
Zhang, J. , IJzerman, M. J., Oberoi, J., Karnchanachari, N., Bergin, R. J., Franchini, F., Druce, P., Wang, X., & Emery, J. D. (2022). Time to diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer: A systematic overview of risk factors, interventions and impact on patient outcomes. Lung cancer, 166, 27-39. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2022.01.015
Koo, K., Papa, N., Evans, M., Jefford, M. , IJzerman, M., White, V., Evans, S. M., Ristevski, E., Emery, J., & Millar, J. (2022). Mapping disadvantage: identifying inequities in functional outcomes for prostate cancer survivors based on geography. BMC cancer, 22(1), [283]. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12885-022-09389-4
White, V. M., Lisy, K., Ward, A., Ristevski, E., Clode, M., Webber, K., Emery, J. , IJzerman, M. J., Afshar, N., Millar, J., Gibbs, P., Evans, S., & Jefford, M. (2022). Disparities in quality of life, social distress and employment outcomes in Australian cancer survivors. Supportive care in cancer, 30(6), 5299-5309. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00520-022-06914-w
Carle, C., Hughes, S., Freeman, V., Campbell, D., Egger, S., Caruana, M., Hui, H., Yap, S., Deandrea, S., Onyeka, T. C. , IJzerman, M. J., Ginsburg, O., Bray, F., Sullivan, R., Aggarwal, A., Peacock, S. J., Chan, K. K. W., Hanna, T. P., Soerjomataram, I., ... Steinberg, J. (2022). The risk of contracting SARS-CoV-2 or developing COVID-19 for people with cancer: A systematic review of the early evidence. Journal of Cancer Policy, 33, [100338]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2022.100338
Freeman, V., Hughes, S., Carle, C., Campbell, D., Egger, S., Hui, H., Yap, S., Deandrea, S., Caruana, M., Onyeka, T. C. , IJzerman, M. J., Ginsburg, O., Bray, F., Sullivan, R., Aggarwal, A., Peacock, S. J., Chan, K. K. W., Hanna, T. P., Soerjomataram, I., ... Canfell, K. (2022). Are patients with cancer at higher risk of COVID-19-related death? A systematic review and critical appraisal of the early evidence. Journal of Cancer Policy, 33, [100340]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcpo.2022.100340

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I am committed to teaching in graduate programs in the University of Twente and Melbourne as well as international short-courses for the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR)

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Courses Academic Year  2022/2023

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Courses Academic Year  2021/2022

News on utwente.nl

  • https://www.utoday.nl/covid-19-research-at-ut/68467/delays-in-cancer-treatments-due-to-corona-crisis
  • https://www.utwente.nl/en/news/2018/3/39094/maarten-ijzerman-to-lead-world-class-cancer-research-program-in-melbourne



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University of Twente
Drienerlolaan 5
7522 NB Enschede
The Netherlands

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University of Twente
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands

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