After completing his medical studies at the University of Antwerp, in 1986, Philip Poortmans was trained as a radiation oncologist at the Middelheim and Vincentius Hospitals in Antwerp. He started working as a radiation oncologist in Tilburg in 1991. On 1st August 2014, he was appointed Professor of Radiation Oncology at the Radboud University.
Dr. Poortmans is especially interested in breast cancer, quality assurance in clinical trials, malignant lymphoma and rare tumours. He completed his Ph.D. thesis on quality assurance in clinical trials in breast cancer in 2005 at the University of Maastricht. Since 2004, he is member of the Quality Assurance Committee of the EORTC.
Philip Poortmans is currently President of the European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology (ESTRO). His involvement with ESSO includes participation as a faculty member and teacher in the ESSO oncoplastic breast surgery course and regular participation as a speaker in the ESSO congresses. Philip Poortmans is also a member of the Editorial Advisory Board - Radiation Therapy - of the EJSO.
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