drs. A.B.B. Wal

drs. A.B.B. Wal

Associate Professor - medical
drs. A.B.B. Wal
  • SCT patient care



Marc Bierings is a pediatric hematologist. He studied medicine at the University of Utrecht. He subsequently obtained his PhD in Rotterdam on transplacental iron transport (cum laude) and then trained as a pediatrician in Utrecht.

The Dutch Cancer Society then awarded him a fellowship in pediatric hemato-oncology. He worked in the University Hospitals of Tubingen, Germany and  Amsterdam to train as a pediatric hemato-oncologist. After finishing his fellowship he became a member of staff at the Utrecht University Children’s Hospital and has been head of the department of pediatric hematology since 2005.

He spent 6 months in the department of hematology at St Louis Hospital, Paris with prof Eliane Gluckman in 2005.

He is also program director of the pediatric stem cell transplantation program, one of 2 such teams in the Netherlands. Within the Dutch Childhood Oncology Group he holds positions as chair of the Fanconi and aplastic anemia groups, the stem cell group and is member of several ALL committees of the DCOG.

His main interests are in the role of allogeneic stem cell transplantation in pediatric malignancies and marrow failure syndromes.

He represents the pediatric oncologists in the Cooperation Board of the Princess Maxima Centre, as a board member of the DCOG.

Side Activities

  • Lid Cooperatiebestuur Prinses Maxima Centrum
  • Lid Raad van Toezicht SKION
  • SKION Protocolcommissie ALL11: lid
  • SKION Fanconi anemie commissie: voorzitter
  • SKION SAA commissie: voorzitter
  • SKION Taakgroep Stamceltransplantatie: voorzitter
  • SKION dagen commissie: lid
  • Lid redactie Ned Tijdschrift Hematologie
  • Bestuurslid Ned Ver Hematologie
  • Lid Medische adviesraad Stichting Zeldzame Bloedziekten

Fellowship and Awards

  • 1995 - 1997 KWF fellowship

Research Output (255)

Allogenic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation Is Feasible in Pediatric Patients with an Active or Recently Diagnosed Invasive Fungal Infection

Rotte Laura G.Y., Loeffen Yvette G.T., Bierings Marc B., Wolfs Tom F.W., Lindemans Caroline A. Sep 2021, In: Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. 27 , p. 781.e1-781.e5

CD4+ T-cell reconstitution predicts survival outcomes after acute graft-versus-host-disease:a dual-center validation

de Koning Coco, Prockop Susan, van Roessel Ichelle, Kernan Nancy, Klein Elizabeth, Langenhorst Jurgen, Szanto Celina, Belderbos Mirjam, Bierings Marc, Boulad Farid, Bresters Dorine, Cancio Maria, Curran Kevin, Kollen Wouter, O'Reilly Richard, Scaradavou Andromachi, Spitzer Barbara, Versluijs Birgitta, Huitema Alwin, Lindemans Caroline, Nierkens Stefan, Boelens Jaap Jan 11 Feb 2021, In: Blood. 137 , p. 848-855 8 p.

Towards homogenization of total body irradiation practices in pediatric patients across SIOPE affiliated centers. A survey by the SIOPE radiation oncology working group

Hoeben Bianca A W, Pazos Montserrat, Albert Michael H, Seravalli Enrica, Bosman Mirjam E, Losert Christoph, Boterberg Tom, Manapov Farkhad, Ospovat Inna, Milla Soraya Mico, Abakay Candan Demiroz, Engellau Jacob, Kos Gregor, Supiot Stéphane, Bierings Marc, Janssens Geert Feb 2021, In: Radiotherapy & Oncology. 155 , p. 113-119 7 p.

Population pharmacokinetics of clofarabine for allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation in paediatric patients

Nijstad A Laura, Nierkens Stefan, Lindemans Caroline A, Boelens Jaap Jan, Bierings Marc, Versluys A Birgitta, van der Elst Kim C M, Huitema Alwin D R 2021, In: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. 87 , p. 3218-3226 9 p.

Dalteparin in Newborn Thrombosis, Time for a New Starting Dose

Steenman Frouwke, Vijlbrief Daniel C, Huisman Albert, Bierings Marc 2021, In: Neonatology. 118 , p. 345-347 3 p.

Population Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Ciprofloxacin Prophylaxis in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Patients

Sassen S D T, Mathôt R A A, Pieters R, van Westreenen M, de Haas V, Kaspers G J L, van den Bos C, Tissing W J E, Te Loo D M W W, Bierings M B, van der Sluis I M, Zwaan C M 2 Dec 2019, In: Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. 71 , p. e281-e288

Transplantation in Children and Adolescents with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia from a Matched Donor versus an HLA-Identical Sibling:Is the Outcome Comparable? Results from the International BFM ALL SCT 2007 Study

Balduzzi Adriana, Dalle Jean Hugues, Wachowiak Jacek, Yaniv Isaac, Yesilipek Akif, Sedlacek Petr, Bierings Marc, Ifversen Marianne, Sufliarska Sabina, Kalwak Krzysztof, Lankester Arjan, Toporski Jacek, Di Maio Lucia, Glogova Evgenia, Poetschger Ulrike, Peters Christina 1 Nov 2019, In: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 25 , p. 2197-2210 14 p.

Gonadal Function after Busulfan Compared with Treosulfan in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Allogeneic Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant

Faraci Maura, Diesch Tamara, Labopin Myriam, Dalissier Arnaud, Lankester Arian, Gennery Andrew, Sundin Mikael, Uckan-Cetinkaya Duygu, Bierings Marc, Peters Anke M.J., Garwer Martina, Schulz Ansgar, Michel Gerard, Giorgiani Giovanna, Gruhn Bernd, Locatelli Franco, Giardino Stefano, Uyttebroeck Anne, Rialland Fanny, Itäla-Remes Maija, Dreger Peter, Shaw Peter J., Bordon Victoria, Schlegel Paul G., Mellgren Karin, Moraleda Jose M., Patrick Katharine, Schneider Pascale, Jubert Charlotte, Lawitschka Anita, Salooja Nina, Basak Grzegorz W., Corbacioglu Selim, Duarte Rafael, Bader Peter, 1 Sep 2019, In: Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. 25 , p. 1786-1791 6 p.

Longitudinal development of cancer-related fatigue and physical activity in childhood cancer patients

Van Dijk-Lokkart Elisabeth M, Steur Lindsay M H, Braam Katja I, Veening Margreet A, Huisman Jaap, Takken Tim, Bierings Marc, Merks Johannes H, Van den Heuvel-Eibrink Marry M, Kaspers Gertjan J L, Van Dulmen-den Broeder Eline, Van Litsenburg Raphaële R L 22 Aug 2019, In: Pediatric Blood & Cancer. 66

The Complexity of Genotype-Phenotype Correlations in Hereditary Spherocytosis:A Cohort of 95 Patients: Genotype-Phenotype Correlation in Hereditary Spherocytosis

van Vuren Annelies, van der Zwaag Bert, Huisjes Rick, Lak Nathalie, Bierings Marc, Gerritsen Egbert, van Beers Eduard, Bartels Marije, van Wijk Richard Aug 2019, In: HemaSphere. 3

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