Laboratory for Percutaneous Surgery
Natasja Janssen received her BSc and Msc in Technical Medicine from the University of Twente in Enschede, the Netherlands. She graduated in 2013 and started to work in the Netherlands Cancer Institute as a PhD student at both the departments of radiation and surgical oncology. Her PhD research was focused on improving surgical outcome for patients with non-palpable breast cancer in which she worked closely together with a variety of clinicians such as radiation oncologists, radiologists, surgical oncologists and pathologists but also physicists and computer engineers. In September 2018 she defended her PhD thesis 'Navigating towards the unseen margins of non-palpable breast cancer' at the University of Amsterdam. She is now working as a post-doctoral researcher in the Perk Lab. Her research interests remain image-guided medical interventions and surgical navigation, aiming to improve patient outcome.