European Cancer Organisation

Philip Poortmans

Philip Poortmans

Function: Chair of the Oncopolicy Committee and of the Oncopolicy Executive, ESTRO

Philip Poortmans is a radiation oncology expert whose special interests include breast cancer, quality assurance in clinical trials, malignant lymphoma and rare tumours.

He is currently chair of the department of radiation oncology of the Radboud university medical centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands and President of ESTRO - the European SocieTy for Radiotherapy & Oncology (ESTRO).

In addition to his role of President, Philip Poortmans is active in the ESTRO School of Radiotherapy and Oncology - including as Course director of “Multidisciplinary Management of Breast Cancer” and as Liaison for the multidisciplinary courses. He is also involved in the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) as member of the Radiation Oncology, Lymphoma and Breast Groups and until recently of the Quality Assurance Committee.

Philip Poortmans completed his medical studies at the University of Antwerp in 1986 and was trained as a radiation oncologist at the Middelheim and Vincentius Hospitals in Antwerp. In 2005, he completed his PhD thesis on quality assurance in clinical trials in breast cancer at the University of Maastricht.


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