Eric Van Cutsem is full professor and Division Head of Digestive Oncology at University of Leuven (KUL) and University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium.
He is Member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine and president of the Belgian Foundation against Cancer. He received several awards, amongst which were in 2019 the ESMO Award and the European Awards in Medicine for Cancer Research.
His research focuses on the development of new treatment strategies for GI cancers, incl. drug development and identification of molecular markers and diagnostic tools. In 2013, Capital magazine ranked him in the top 3 reputed colon cancer experts globally. Thomson Reuters ranks him in the top 1% for impact in his domain. Van Cutsem is also a member of several scientific organizations at home and abroad.