Bradley R. Pieters, MD, PhD, is Head of the Brachytherapy department at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Dr. Pieters is the Course Director of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology (ESTRO) School for the Modern Brachytherapy Techniques course and a member of the GEC-ESTRO Advisory Board. Dr. Pieters was trained in Radiation Oncology at the Radboud University Hospital in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, and received his medical degree in 1990. He completed his residency in radiotherapy at Academic Hospital Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Dr. Pieters then completed a brachytherapy fellowship at the Daniel den Hoed clinic in Rotterdam and L'Institut Gustav-Roussy in Villejuif, France. His brachytherapy training was completed at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Dr. Pieters received his MSc in epidemiology in 2006 and his PhD in 2010 after defending his thesis “Pulsed-dose rate brachytherapy in prostate cancer.” Dr. Pieters’ main field of interest is general brachytherapy with an emphasis on urologic brachytherapy, gynecologic brachytherapy, and pediatric brachytherapy.
Dr. Pieters is currently the Principal Investigator of the PROBACH trial (Randomized Phase 3 Study on the Assessment of Late Toxicity by Comparing IMRT High Dose External Beam Radiotherapy Only With External Beam Radiotherapy Combined With HDR or PDR Brachytherapy in Patients With Intermediate/High Risk Prostate Cancer). He is also working on the following research projects: multimodality dose summation assessment and evaluation for cervical cancer; quantification of treatment-induced growth disruption using 3D photography in children with (orbital) rhabdomyosarcoma; ICT-based innovations in the battle against cancer – next-generation patient-tailored brachytherapy cancer treatment planning.
Dr. Pieters is co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy and serves as a referee for the following journals: Radiotherapy and Oncology; Brachytherapy; the Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy; Radiation Oncology.