On May 29th, 2017, Sietse M. Aukema defended his thesis, entitled ‘Role of MYC in paediatric and adult B-cell lymphoma patients’. His research was performed under the supervision of (hemato)pathologist Prof. P.M. Kluin, MD, PhD, and clinical geneticist Prof. R. Siebert, MD. The most important findings of his thesis are summarised in this report.

(BELG J HEMATOL 2017;8(7):276–8)