MAASTRO Clinic is a radiotherapy institute that provides radiation therapy for various types of cancer for patients in Limburg.
Radiotherapy is a treatment form that uses radiation. It is used for the treatment of cancer, but can also be used to treat other (non-malignant) conditions. Radiotherapy uses X-rays, but much more powerful than those used for making X-ray photographs. In some cases, a radioactive source is applied inside the body in or close to the tumour. All the radiation types in radiotherapy are invisible and cannot be smelled or felt.
MAASTRO clinic profile and history
In 1977, the Limburg Radiotherapy Institute was established in Heerlen with the aim of providing generalised care and, more specifically, radiotherapy to cancer patients in the regions of Central and South Limburg.
From 1 January 2003 the name of the foundation Limburg Radiotherapy Institute was officially changed to the MAASTRO clinic foundation. Since the spring of 2006, MAASTRO clinic has been developing its activities at their location in Maastricht. The main site of MAASTRO clinic is in Maastricht on the north side of the University Hospital Maastricht, Dr. Tanslaan 12, 6229 ET Maastricht.
MAASTRO clinic provides patient care (with radiotherapy) and performs clinical radiotherapy research. MAASTRO clinic also collaborates with the Radiotherapy Department and the GROW Research School of the Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) for the further optimisation of cancer treatment through education and scientific research.
The management of MAASTRO clinic is formed by Professor P. Lambin (Chairman) and Business Director M.J.G. Jacobs.
The following hospitals are located within the operational area of MAASTRO clinic:
- Orbis Medisch en Zorgconcern, Sittard
- Atrium Medisch Centrum Parkstad, Heerlen
- Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (University Hospital), Maastricht
- St. Laurentius Ziekenhuis, Roermond
- St. Jans Gasthuis, Weert