Prof. Karin Haustermans graduated in 1987 as a Doctor in Medicine, Surgery, and Obstetrics (MD) at the Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Belgium. In 1993, she completed her training and qualification in Radiation Oncology. After a research fellowship at the Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy at the KU Leuven, she obtained her PhD in Medical Sciences. Currently, Karin Haustermans is Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the Leuven Cancer Institute of the University Hospital Gasthuisberg (Belgium) and a Full Professor at the KU Leuven. She is specialized in Gastro-Intestinal and Genito-Urology oncology and has a part time research appointment as a Fundamental, Clinical Researcher that is sponsored by the Research Foundation – Flanders. She is also a member of several international scientific organizations. She is also heavily involved in the Belgian Cancer Registry as a member of the board and Chair of the Coordination Council.