Due to the imposed treatment toxicities, the patients' quality of life and patient reported outcomes will play an important role in his research.
Another interesting aspect of his research chair is a collaboration with the Holland Proton Therapy Centre (HPTC). Here, the value of proton beam therapy with concomitant hyperthermia in sacral chordomas will be studied.
Rick is looking forward to further collaboration with the LUMC sarcoma tumour work group. "The bridge we have built between Amsterdam and Leiden will result in enhancing our knowledge about the effects of radiation therapy on sarcomas in order to further improve our patients' well-being."