Prof. Karin Haustermans specialized in oncology

Prof. Karin Haustermans

Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Leuven Cancer Institute of the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium.

Country Belgium
Speciality Oncology
Subspeciality Radiation-oncology.
Experience 1995 years
Languages Dutch, English, French.

Prof. Karin Haustermans is Medical director Proton Therapy at the Leuven Cancer Institute of the University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Belgium, and a Full Professor at the KU Leuven, Belgium.

Areas of expertise: Radiation-Oncology, Gastro-Intestinal Oncology and Genito-Urology Oncology


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About

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.


Experiences and Positions

2018 - Today

Medical Director Protontherapy of the Particle Therapy
University Hospitals Leuven

2016 - 2017

President
Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure Belgium

2014 - 2016

National Node Director
Biobanking and BioMolecular resources Research Infrastructure Belgium

2009 - Today

Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology
University Hospital Gasthuisberg, Leuven

Chair of the Quality Assurance Committee of EORTC
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussels, Belgium

2006 - 2009

Chair of the EORTCStaff member From
European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer, Brussels, Belgium

2005 - 2009

Department Head of Oncology
Group Biomedical Sciences KU Leuven

2005 - 2020

Full Professor
KU Leuven

2004 - 2019

Senior Clinical Investigator
Research Foundation – Flanders


Degrees and Certifications

Doctor in Medicine, Surgery and Obstetrics (MD).
Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven).
1987

PhD
Research Fellowship at the Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy, KU Leuven,
1995

Coachend leidinggeven
KU Leuven
2015


Memberships

Member of:

  • Chair of the clinical committee ESTRO (2017)
  • Secretary of the Board of the Leuven Cancer Institute (2017)
  • Clinical editor of Radiotherapy Oncology (Green Journal) (2016)
  • Member of the Scientific Council of the Federal Agency of Nuclear Control (FANC) (2015)
  • Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences (2015)
  • Member of the Royal Academy of Medicine (2011)
  • Member of the scientific board of OncoRay Dresden and Helmholtz- Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (operational proton facility)
  • Member of the scientific advisory committee of CERN (Geneva).

Markers of esteem

  • Emmanuel Van der Schueren Award to the Laboratory of Experimental Radiotherapy (2019)
  • ESTRO Breur medal in recognition of a major contribution to European Radiotherapy (2010)
  • Maurits en Anna de Kock Foundation Grant for clinical experimental cancer research (1997)
  • ESTRO-VARIAN Clinical Research Award (1996)
  • ESTRO Breur medal in recognition of her major contribution to European Radiotherapy. (2009)

Links

  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6524150/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2935707/
  • https://seor.es/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/nternational-consensus-guidelines-on-Clinical-Target-Volume-delineation-in-rectal-cancer-Valentini-2016.pdf
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3863225/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3757411/

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