Kevin Punie is a medical oncologist working as a staff member at the department of General Medical Oncology in the University Hospitals Leuven, Gasthuisberg, Belgium. His main areas of interest are breast cancer, genetic cancer syndromes and personalized medicine.
He graduated as MD in 2010 at the Catholic University of Leuven. He was fellow General Internal Medicine at University Hospitals Leuven and ZNA Jan Palfijn Antwerp, where after he finished his specialisation as medical oncologist at UZ Leuven. He is currently working on a PhD project with focus on liquid biopsies, metabolomics and miRNAs in breast cancer.
During his fellowship and is his current function as staff member, he was deeply involved in clinical cancer research through participation as a subinvestigator in multiple clinical Phase I-III trials in medical oncology, under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Patrick Schöffski. He is currently subinvestigator in > 25 recruiting disease-specific clinical trials, and the principle investigator for 5 breast cancer specific Phase II-III trials. In June 2017, he was selected for participation to the 2017 ECCO-AACR-EORTS-ESMO Workshop in Methods in Clinical Cancer Research in Zeist.
He is active member of the BSMO (Belgian Society of Medical Oncology) and ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology), where he is also member of the Young Oncologists Committee with active participation to the organisation of the Young Oncologists track at the annual ESMO congress as well as several other educational tasks. He is also a member of the EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer) and involved in the EORTC Breast Cancer Group.
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