Kristiaan Proesmans

CRIG member
Kristiaan Proesmans

Doctoral fellow - Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences,  Ghent University
Principal investigators: prof. Lies Lahousse (PhD)

Research focus

My research approaches cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment on a personalized way to obtain its full potential. In a European collaboration, we unravel the heritability and genetic risk variation of cancer by genome-wide association studies and polygenetic risk scores. These developments facilitate expanding cancer prevention strategies and the implementation of personalized medicine.
Additionally, our research group has a leading role in the GLORIA project. A project in which the health of Ghent citizens is monitored and followed up. Both environmental and genomic exposures are monitored. This makes it possible to obtain a thorough overview of the risk factors related to cancer and the possible interventions available to reduce the cancer risk.

Key publications

  • The role of community pharmacists in primary and secondary prevention of skin cancer: an evaluation of a Flemish skin cancer prevention campaign, BMC Public Health, 2023, PMID: PMC10717840

Contact & links

  • Lab address: Faculteit Farmaceutische Wetenschappen, Campus Heymans, Ottergemsesteenweg 460, 9000 Gent
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  • Kristiaan Proesmans is interested to receive invitations for presentations or talks