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SIOG 2015 Calabresi Award recipient

Hans Wildiers
UZ Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Hans Wildiers is a medical oncologist dedicated to breast cancer research and geriatric oncology. He is staff member at the department of medical oncology in the University Hospital Gasthuisberg Leuven, Belgium since 2004.
He has been coordinator of many academic studies in the field of breast cancer and geriatric oncology, and author of more than 160 pubmed publications in 13 years. His current research focuses on new drug development in breast cancer (with focus on the older population), on implementation of geriatric assessment in routine oncology clinic, and on translational work on ageing and cancer including biomarkers of ageing.

He has been active within SIOG, the international society of geriatric oncology, since early 2000, and is currently executive board member. He has been board member of the Belgian Society of Medical Oncology (BSMO), the Belgian Journal of Medical Oncology (BJMO), the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and has been associate editor of Annals of Oncology. He was chairman of the elderly task force cancer of the European Organization of Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) from 2009 till 2015.
He is board member of the Geriatric Expert Group (GEG) of the EMA (European Medicine Agency) since 2011. He received several national awards for his career, and is halftime senior clinical investigator of Research Fund - Flanders (FWO).

Last but not least, he is married and has 4 children.