Professor Bertrand Tombal

Bertrand Tombal, Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL)

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Member of the International Advisory Board

Professor Bertrand Tombal is the Chairman of the Department of Surgery and Full Professor of Urology at the Université Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium. Professor Tombal is a member of the Royal Academy of Medicine of Belgium.

He is the current President of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), the leading European academic research organization in the field of cancer.

He has both a basic science and clinical interest in urological oncology, particularly in the field of prostate and bladder cancer. Professor Tombal obtained his MD in 1990 and his PhD in 2003, both from the Université Catholique de Louvain.

During his PhD, he studied the mechanisms involved in apoptosis of prostate cancer cells and the modulation of apoptosis by growth factors. He completed part of his basic sciences training at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.