Data Analysis and Survival for Personalised Oncology

Applied Statistics Research Group at the Mathematical Institute Leiden University


At DASPO we conduct high-quality quantitative research on survival analysis and related topics in the field of personalised oncology. We are active in the development of new methodologies for inference on the effectiveness of therapeutic regimens in fighting cancer. Our group is also interested in the correct application and adaptation of existing statistical techniques to an oncology setting.

The research group is active since June 2015, when the first project funded by KIKA started.

More about the group

Our list of collaborations


DASPO is currently running two research projects financially supported by KIKA. These projects investigate the efficacy of chemotherapy regimens on survival outcome patients affected by osteosarcoma and acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Of particular interest are therapy modifications like delays and dose reductions induced by acute toxicity.

Another research project on personalised treatment for soft tissue sarcoma patients is under development with the financial support of KWF.

Overview of our research projects

Clinical congresses we participated in

  • European Bone Sarcoma Network Meeting 2015
  • EMSOS Annual Meeting 2016
  • CTOS Annual Meeting 2016
  • Najaarscongres van de Nederlandse Orthopaedische Vereniging 2016
  • London Bone Sarcoma Meeting 2017
  • EMSOS Annual Meeting 2017
  • 28th Annual Meeting of the International BFM-SG Jerusalem 2017
  • Ewing Spring Meeting 2018
  • EMSOS Annual Meeting 2018
  • 29th Annual Meeting of the International BFM-SG Helsinki 2018
  • 19th congress of the European Federation of National Associations of Orthopedics and Traumatology 2018
  • International Ewing Winter Meeting 2019
  • SIOP Europe Annual Meeting: The European Society for Pediatric Oncology 2019
  • ISAR ( International Society of Arthroplasty Registries) 2019


Mathematical Institute Leiden University

Niels Bohrweg 1, 2333CA, Leiden

daspo [at] math [dot] leidenuniv [dot] nl