Curt W. Burger

Erasmus University Medical Center, The Netherlands

Curt W. Burger studied medicine at the Free University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. He continued at the same university his specialty training in obstetrics and gynaecology. In 1985, he became a Staff Member at the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Free University. In 1987, he received the Ph.D. degree in medicine at the Free University. During 1989–1992, he was a Fellow of gynaecological oncology at the Free University and the Women’s Cancer Clinic Graz, Austria. Subsequently, he followed a training programme at UCLA Los Angeles, MD Anderson Houston, Mayo Clinic Rochester, and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Hospital New York. From 1992 to 2000, he was a Staff Member of the Division of Gynaecological Oncology, Free University. Since 2000, he has been a Full Professor and the Head of the Division of Gynaecology and Gynaecological Oncology, the Erasmus University Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. In 2005, he was the Head of the training programme of residents of obstetrics and gynecology in Rotterdam. He is chairing the examining board of the Erasmus Medical Center Faculty, and since 2006 he has been the Chairman of the Dutch Gynaecological Cancer Society. His research interests inlucde the followup of a large Dutch cohort of women (30.000 women) who underwent IVF between 1983 and 1998: studying the risk of IVF and cancer; second, translational research studying the regulation of normal and aberrant growth of the endometrium under influence of estrogens and progestins and the Wnt-signalling in endometrial carcinogenesis regulated by progesterone and progesterone signalling. He is a member of several Editorial Boards.

Biography Updated on 3 September 2008

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