prof. Geert Braems (MD, PhD)

CRIG member
Geert Braems

head of clinic – Gynaecology and Ostetrics (UZ Gent)
associate professor (Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UGent)
member of Breast Clinic (UZ Gent)
member of Laboratory for Experimental Cancer Research, CRIG (UGent)


Research focus

In cooperation with the Cancer Centre the database of the Breast Clinic is analysed. Detailed clinical information about breast cancer patients is used for quality control and for testing specific hypotheses.
The laboratory for Experimental Cancer Research (prof. Olivier De Wever and prof. An Hendrix) provides the link between patient care and experimental research. Currently, the role of exosomes (nm-sized particles, released by cancer cells containing proteins and RNAs) in breast cancer is investigated.

Key publications

  • Glenn Vergauwen, Bert Dhondt, Jan Van Deun, Eva De Smedt, Geert Berx, Evy Timmerman, Kris Gevaert, Ilkka Miinalainen, Veronique Cocquyt, Geert Braems, Rudy Van den Broecke, Hannelore Denys, Olivier De Wever, An Hendrix, Confounding factors of ultrafiltration and protein analysis in extracellular vesicle research. SCIENTIFIC REPORTS, 2017, PMID28577337
  • Geert Braems, Hannelore Denys, Olivier De Wever, Veronique Cocquyt and Rudy Van den Broecke, Use of tamoxifen before and during pregnancy. ONCOLOGIST, 2011, PMID 22020212
  • An Hendrix, Dawn Maynard, Patrick Pauwels, Geert Braems, Hannelore Denys, Rudy Van den Broecke, Jo Lambert, Simon Van Belle, Veronique Cocquyt, Christian Gespach, et al., Effect of the secretory small GTPase Rab27B on breast cancer growth, invasion, and metastasis, JOURNAL OF THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE, 2010, PMID 20484105

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