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Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL)

University Medical Centre Groningen, Surgery, Groningen, The Netherlands

B.L. van Leeuwen, MD, PhD is a surgical oncologist with the elderly patient as main interest. She was employed by the Dutch Cancer Foundation 2006-2008 as a clinical and research fellow in “cancer in the elderly”. As such she gained valuable working and research experience in Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden, Whiston Hospital in Liverpool and the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, USA. She started work in the University Medical Center Groningen in September 2008 and was rewarded a tenure track fellowship by the University. Since then she has been the primary investigator in several clinical and preclinical studies. Her main research focal points are preoperative decision making, screening tools for frailty in elderly patients and the etiology and sequelae of postoperative functional decline in elderly patients.

She is a member of the board and research taskforce of Gerionne (Geriatric Oncology in the Netherlands) and the surgical taskforce of the International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG).

November 9, 2017
1:30pm to 2:30pm Patient-centred surgical care of the older cancer patient Warsaw III Michael Jaklitsch (US), Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL), Armin Shahrokni (US)
November 10, 2017
8:30am to 9:30am Plenary session – From research to practice: incorporating geriatric oncology into patient care Warsaw IV & V Shabbir Alibhai (CA), Stuart Lichtman (US), Martine Extermann (US), Barbara Van Leeuwen (NL), Pierre Soubeyran (FR)