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Karen Geboes

Karen Geboes

Head of Clinic, dept of Gastroenterology, Affiliate members
+32 9 332 23 71


MD, PhD 
Head of Clinic, dept of Gastroenterology, Ghent University Hospital 
Coordinator of 'Kankercentrum UZ Gent' together with Prof Dr Gwen Sys

Prof. Dr. K. Geboes studied medicine at KU Leuven where she also obtained her PhD. She specialized in digestive oncology in Nantes.

She is responsible for the treatment of patients with gastro-intestinal tumors and the follow up of patients with hereditary cancer syndromes in UZ Ghent. She has a specific interest in early introduction of palliative care: she was involved in the design and implementation of the first RCT investigating systematic early integration of palliative care into multidisciplinary oncology care in the hospital setting (IPAC) in Belgium. Karen Geboes is LEIF-arts and co-author of guidelines and papers concerning nausea and vomiting in palliative care.


Ghent University Hospital
Corneel Heymanslaan 10
9000 Ghent