Skin Cancer

Background and research focus


Lieve Brochez

Dermato-Oncological Platform (DOP)

Research focus

  • Skin cancer - tumor immunology - microbiome - immune monitoring
  • Skin cancer prevention and evidence-based treatment guidelines
  • Skin imaging - ex vivo dermoscopy - teledermatology - artificial intelligence
  • Skin cancer health economics - quality of life - ageing
  • Skin toxicity in anticancer agents
  • MOHS surgery, CO2 laser and PDT in treatment of scars and skin tumors


Professors and Guest Professors

Barbara Boone, Lieve Brochez (contact person), Sofie De Schepper, Katia Ongenae, Evelien Verhaeghe

Postdoctoral researchers

Annelies Demeyer, Marc Haspeslagh, Isabelle Hoorens

PhD candidates

Veronique Clauwaert, Eva Hulstaert, Annabel Meireson, Sofie Mylle,Laura Van Coile            bekijk in Research Explorer         

Technical staff

Martine De Mil, Els Van Maelsaeke

National and international collaborations


  • Cancer Research Institute Ghent (CRIG)
  • Belgian Association of Dermato-Oncology (BADO)


  • Immuno-Oncology: ITN netwerk PRIOMIC
  • Dermatologie Rotterdam Erasmus ziekenhuis

Defended PhDs (last 5 years)

A translational exploration of melanoma immunology focused on indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase: lessons for immunoprofiling and immunotherapy

Inès Chevolet (2015)

The preventive landscape of skin cancer in Belgium: a clinical and health economical analysis

Isabelle Hoorens (2016)

Ex vivo dermoscopy with dermdotting: a new method for lesion specific and targeted cutting

Marc Haspeslagh (2019)