Chair, Division of Urology and Associate Professor of Physiology; Univ. Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Brussels, Belgium
Professor Bertrand Tombal is Chairman of the Division of Urology and Associated Professor of Physiology at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL), Cliniques universitaires Saint‐Luc in Brussels, Belgium. He obtained his MD in 1990 and his PhD in 2003, both from the Université catholique de Louvain and completed part of his science training at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA.
Professor Tombal has both a scientific and a clinical interest in urological oncology, particularly in the fields of prostate and bladder cancer. During his PhD, he investigated the mechanisms of apoptosis in prostate cancer cells and the modulation of apoptosis by growth factors. His primary clinical interest is the treatment of the advanced stages of prostate cancer, and particularly hormonal treatment and the development of new biological agents and he is Head of the Uro‐Oncology Division at the Université catholique de Louvain where he is currently coordinating several clinical trials in this research area.
Professor Tombal has authored many peer reviewed articles and books or book chapters. He has presented at numerous national and international conferences and has been the recipient of various awards for his research in the field of urology, including the European Association of Urology thesis award, which he received in 2003. Professor Tombal is also a member of the Scientific Office of the European Association of Urology.