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Eric Van Cutsem, MD, PhD

Division of Digestive Oncology, University Hospitals Leuven and KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Eric Van Cutsem has been Full Professor at the University of Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, since 2000. He is also Head of the Division of Digestive Oncology at the University Hospitals Gasthuisberg Leuven (UZ Leuven) and the University of Leuven (KUL), a board member of Department of Oncology at the University of Leuven, a board member and secretary of the Leuven Cancer Institute (LKI), and Medical Director of Europacolon (a patient advocacy group). Professor Van Cutsem earned his medical degree in 1983 from the University of Leuven, specializing in internal medicine and gastroenterology, and was awarded his PhD there in 1994.

Over the years, Professor Van Cutsem has held various positions, from committee member to executive board member or chairman, in several scientific organizations, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), United European Gastroenterology (UEG), the European CanCer Organisation (ECCO), European Society of Digestive Oncology (ESDO), European Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (ENETS), and the Belgian Group Digestive Oncology (BGDO). He has also been a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine since 2015 and President of the Belgian Foundation Against Cancer since October 2016. Moreover, Professor Van Cutsem coordinates several European and worldwide trials investigating new drugs for gastrointestinal (GI) cancer and serves on many steering committees and advisory boards.

Professor Van Cutsem has published several chapters in books on GI cancer and more than 460 peer-reviewed articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancet, Lancet Oncology, JAMA, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology, Annals of Oncology, British Journal of Cancer, and Gastroenterology. The H-factor of his publications is 94, and his publications have been cited more than 41,500 times.


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