Gert G Van den Eynden 14th International Biennial Conference on Metastasis Research 2012

Gert G Van den Eynden

Dr. Gert Van den Eynden is 34 years old and lives in Antwerp, Belgium. After obtaining his MD at Antwerp University (Antwerp, Belgium) in 2003, he engaged in a combined PhD - Surgical Pathology Residency program. He obtained his PhD in 2008 with a doctoral thesis on angiogenesis and lymphangiogenesis at different sites in breast cancer and finished his residency at Antwerp University Hospital in 2010. Since then he works as a staff member at the Department of Pathology and Cytology of GZA hospitals (Antwerp, Belgium), which serves the second largest Oncology Center of Flanders. Within this hospital he also works as a post-doctoral researcher of the Translational Cancer Research Unit, a collaborative research unit of Leuven University and GZA Hospitals. His research has been mainly translational and focusses on metastatic disease of solid tumours in general and of colorectal cancer and breast cancer in particular. Together with his colleagues at TCRU he developped histomorphometrical techniques to characterize and quantify (lymph)angiogenesis in tissue sections of human specimens. They described different growth patterns in liver metastases of solid tumours with different biological characteristics. He is (co)author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in this field and was one of the founding members of the Liver Metastasis Research Network (, an international collaborative network of researchers and clinicians with special interest in the study of liver metastases. Together with the other members of this network his current research effort aim at better characterisation, also at a molecular level, of the different growth patterns of liver metastases of solid tumours.

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