Frans Hilgers

I have been working at the Netherlands Cancer Institute since 1977. My specialty is head and neck oncology: all cancer types occurring between the collar bones and the cranial base. 

Our treatment is primarily aimed at the destruction of the tumor, without losing sight of the best possible recovery and rehabilitation of the often unavoidable functional impairments (such as speaking or swallowing) caused by the tumor or treatment. Our department has set up a unique multidisciplinary preventative rehabilitation program, based on our own scientific research, through which we hope to guarantee the best possible quality of life and survivorship for all our patients.