Philippe Lambin is a Clinician, Radiation Oncologist, “ERC advanced grant laureate” from 2016 and pioneer in translational research with a focus on hypoxia and Decision Support Systems. He has a PhD in Radiation Biology and is Professor at the University of Maastricht (Radiation Oncology) and at the University of Eindhoven (“Functional Imaging”). He is co-author of more than 402 peer reviewed scientific papers (Hirsch Index: 55 Web of Science 13-10-2016), co-inventor of more than 18 patents (filed or submitted) of which 5 are in the (pre)commercialization phase and (co) promoter of more than 35 completed PhDs (2 with cum laude).
Moreover, Prof. P. Lambin has extensive experience with clinical trials. He was one of the international experts in the Flims workshop “Methods in Clinical Cancer Research” organised jointly by the FECS, AACR and ASCO and he is leading several clinical trials (see www.clinicaltrials.gov: his name is mentioned as Principal Investigator in 33 clinical trials). He has also been a member of the scientific committee of KWF (the main Dutch funding body in cancer research) and of the advice committee on protontherapy of CVZ (the Dutch medical insurance). He is currently involved in several successful European grants (e.g. CDPT, Biocare, Euroxy, Metoxia, Eureca, Artforce, Radiate, Quick-Concept, Requite, BD2decide) including ImmunoSABR (6 millions €) of which he is the initiator and the coordinator and two NIH grant (“Radiomics”) form the US. His main areas of interest are directed towards translational research in Radiation Biology with a specific focus on tumour hypoxia, functional imaging (Radiomics), lung and head and neck cancer. More recently his interests have been directed towards the development of a “treatment decision support system” based on multiparametric databases containing clinical, imaging, biological and therapeutic information, and taking into account patient preferences. The website he launched, www.predictcancer.org, with validated predictive models has had more than 14.000 visitors from more than 133 countries. He is one of the inventor of “Distributed learning”, a revolutionary Big Data approach for health care (watch the animation of a project he managed) and “Radiomics” (watch the animation).