dr. T.J. (Tom J.) Snijders

dr. T.J. (Tom J.) Snijders

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

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 and assistant professor 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 the co-coordinator, with prof. Elly Hol, of the Disease Area Neuro-oncology of the UMC Utrecht Brain Center.  He is co-supervisor of 5 completed or ongoing PhD-trajectories. 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
  • Pseudoprogression in glioma and other brain tumors
  • Cognitive symptoms in glioma patients
  • Epilepsy due to brain tumors
  • Liquid biopsy in primary brain tumors
  • Focused Ultrasound and blood-brain-barrier disruption for brain tumor treatment
  • 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

  • From 2022: editorial board member, Neuro Oncology Practice (unpaid)
  • 2020-current Chairperson of the Scientific Day-committee of the Dutch Working Group Neuro-oncology (LWNO) (unpaid)
  • 2020-current: reviewer board, Cancers (Basel) (unpaid)
  • 2018-current Member of the Imaging committee of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)’s Brain tumor group. (unpaid)
  • 2014-current Committee Member of the Task Force on Bing Neel Syndrome of the 8th International Workshop on Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia (IWWM8). (unpaid)
  • 2012-current Head of the Editorial board (‘redactieraad’) of (non-profit organisation & website for public awareness and education on brain tumors). (unpaid)
  • 2012-2015 Member and co-author (on behalf of the Dutch Neurological Society) of the Guideline committee ‘Meningioma’ of the National Working Group Meningioma. (compensated)

Research Output (83)

Complications, compliance, and undertreatment do not explain the relationship between cognition and survival in diffuse glioma patients

van Kessel Emma, Krijnen Eva A, IJpelaar Suzanne, Huenges Wajer Irene M C, Ruis Carla, Seute Tatjana, De Vos Filip Y F L, Verhoeff Joost J C, Robe Pierre A, van Zandvoort Martine J E, Snijders Tom J Aug 2022, In: Neuro-Oncology Practice. 9 , p. 284-298 15 p.

Central Nervous System Progression in Primary Vitreoretinal Lymphoma with Bilateral and Unilateral Involvement:A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

van Rooij Josephus L M, Tokarska Klaudia A, Ten Dam-van Loon Ninette H, Wessels Peter H, Seute Tatjana, Minnema Monique C, Snijders Tom J 16 Jun 2022, In: Cancers. 14 , p. 1-14

Conventional MRI Criteria to Differentiate Progressive Disease from Treatment-Induced Effects in High-Grade (WHO Grade 3-4) Gliomas

Flies Christina M, van Leuken Karlijn H, Voorde Marlies Ten, Verhoeff Joost J C, De Vos Filip Y F, Seute Tatjana, Robe Pierre A, Witkamp Theodoor D, Hendrikse Jeroen, Dankbaar Jan Willem, Snijders Tom J 18 Apr 2022, In: Neurology. 99 , p. e77-e88

International practice variation in perioperative laboratory testing in glioblastoma patients-a retrospective cohort study

Senders Joeky T, Maas Sybren L N, Draaisma Kaspar, McNulty John J, Ashby Joanna L, Hofer Imo, van Solinge Wouter W, Berg Maarten Ten, Snijders Tom J, Seute Tatjana, Robe Pierre A, Gormley William B, Smith Timothy R, Broekman Marike L D 7 Jan 2022, In: Acta Neurochirurgica. 164 , p. 385-392 8 p.

Patients with primary brain tumors and COVID-19:A report from the Dutch Oncology COVID-19 Consortium

de Joode Karlijn, Taal Walter, Snijders Tom J, Hanse Monique, Koekkoek Johan A F, Oomen-de Hoop Esther, de Groot Jan Willem B, Kouwenhoven Mathilde C M, Beerepoot Laurens V, Dingemans Anne-Marie C, van den Bent Martin J, van der Veldt Astrid A M, 24 Nov 2021, In: Neuro-Oncology. 24 , p. 326-328 3 p.

Added Value of Cognition in the Prediction of Survival in Low and High Grade Glioma

van Kessel Emma, Schuit Ewoud, Huenges Wajer Irene M C, Ruis Carla, De Vos Filip Y F L, Verhoeff Joost J C, Seute Tatjana, van Zandvoort Martine J E, Robe Pierre A, Snijders Tom J 18 Nov 2021, In: Frontiers in Neurology. 12 , p. 1-11

Spatial Glioma Distribution and Development of Post-Radiation Injury:The Left Temporal Region

van der Boog A. T.J., David S., Steennis A. M.M., Dankbaar J. W., Snijders T., Robe P., Verhoeff J. 1 Nov 2021, In: International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics. 111 , p. e603

Treatment of anaplastic gliomas:evidences and controversies

Snijders Tom J, van den Bent Martin J 1 Nov 2021, In: Current Opinion in Oncology. 33 , p. 621-625 5 p.

Morphological changes after cranial fractionated photon radiotherapy:Localized loss of white matter and grey matter volume with increasing dose

Nagtegaal S. H.J., David S., van Grinsven E. E., van Zandvoort M. J.E., Seravalli E., Snijders T. J., Philippens M. E.P., Verhoeff J. J.C. Nov 2021, In: Clinical and translational radiation oncology. 31 , p. 14-20 7 p.

Comparison of 2-Hydroxyglutarate Detection With sLASER and MEGA-sLASER at 7T

Shams Zahra, van der Kemp Wybe J M, Emir Uzay, Dankbaar Jan Willem, Snijders Tom J, de Vos Filip Y F, Klomp Dennis W J, Wijnen Jannie P, Wiegers Evita C 7 Sep 2021, In: Frontiers in Neurology. 12 , p. 1-10

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