Dr Lore Decoster is a medical oncologist at the UZ Brussel and professor medical oncology at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium. She obtained her medical degree at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel in 2002 and became interested in geriatric oncology during her training in internal medicine. In 2019 she defended her PhD entitled 'Geriatric Oncology: targeting older patients with cancer'. Currently her main research interests are geriatric oncology, lung cancer and digestive oncology. Dr Decoster is an active member of SIOG, ESMO, ASCO and IASLC as well as the Belgian Society of Medical Oncology. She is the National Representative for Belgium within SIOG and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology. In Belgium her main goal is educating young oncologists and geriatricians in geriatric oncology and improving the care for all older patients with cancer. Since 2014 dr Decoster is the National Representative for Belgium in SIOG. She received the SIOG 2016 National Representative of the year.