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Björn Brücher, MD, PhD, FRCS (Engl), FACS, FRSB, Prof.of Surgery

  • MD, PhD, FRCS (Engl), FACS, FRSB, Prof.of Surgery
  • Director GI Oncology, Cancer Center, Deputy Chair
  • Carl-Thiem-Klinikum Cottbus gGmbH
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About

ARMY Oct 10th ’85 – Dec 31st ‘86 4.FmBtl 860 Bad Bergzabern, Germany ACADEMIC CAREER Jun 14th 1985 A-Level, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe High School, Germersheim, Germany. Oct 1st ‘86 – Dec 16th ‘93 Medical Course, Johannes-Gutenberg-University of Mainz, Germany. -including Scientific research assistant, Anatomy, (Prof.Dr.A.Mayet), -incl.Scientific research assistant Hematology & Oncology (Prof.Dr.Chr.Huber) -Study residencies: --Eastern General Hospital Edinburgh/UK (General Surgery & Urology), --Bradford Royal Infirmary/UK (General & Vascular Surgery). Nov 16th 1993 License to practise as a medical doctor by law, § 10, Paragraph 4, Federal Medical Procedure and Law, in Germany Dec 16th 1993 Thesis Faculty for Medicine at the Johannes-Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany Oct 15th 1995 Complete unrestricted license to practice as a medical doctor by law, § 3 Federal Medical Procedure and Law, in Germany Apr 2nd – Oct 7th 2001 Scientific residency, GSF – Research Centre for Environment and Health, Munich, Germany (Director: Prof.H.Höfler) Nov 7th 2001 Specialist “Surgery”, General Medical Council of Bavaria, Germany Febr 12th 2003 Habilitation Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany Mar 5th 2003 Venia Legendi. Faculty of Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Germany (Habilitation: Title Privatdozent) May 13th – Jul 14th 2003 Scientific residency, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dep.of Thoracic Surgery, University of Texas, Houston, USA (Chariman: Prof.J.Roth) Aug 17th 2005 Specialist “Visceral Surgery“, General Medical Council of Bavaria, Germany Oct 8th 2006 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, F.A.C.S. Dec 4th 2007 Venia Legendi. Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany Apr 9th 2008 Full Professorhsip Faculty of Medicine, University of Tübingen, Germany Jul 9th 2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Surgeons of England, F.R.C.S. (Engl.) Apr 2nd 2013 Professorhsip Ethical Leadership, New Westminster College, Vancouver, Canada PROFESSIONAL CAREER see below within CV section SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS o Microdissection and Laser-Microdissection, RNA- and DNA- Extractions from paraffin embedded material, PCR and Real Time PCR (Taq Man), Immunohistochemistry. BIBLIOGRAPHY and PRESENTATIONS (Details please see within Bibliography) o Author and Co-Author of original publications (>100) and contribution of books, o Scientific presentations (>900), o Invited lectures at national and international congresses (>250). CLINICAL FOCUS o Surgical Oncology of the complete GI tract plus the complete General Surgery spectrum. o Special interest: Upper GI, Peritoneal Carcinomatosis, o Special operative techniques: Ivor-Lewis-, Merendino-, Grey-Turner-, Völkel-procedure, cervical esophagectomy, cytoreductive surgtery plus HIPEC, Holm-procedure SCIENTIFIC FOCUS o Carcinogenesis, metastasis, prediction response, personalized and individualized cancer therapy. MEMBERSHIP in SOCIETIES 1. DGC (German Society of Surgery) (since 1995) 2. BDC (Professional Association of German Surgeons) (since 1994) 3. Bavarian Cancer Society (since 1996) 4. Association of Bavarian Surgeons (since 1998) 5. DKG (German Cancer Society) (since 1998) 6. ISDE (International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus) (since 1998) 7. SSAT (The Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract) (since 1999) 8. ISS (International Society of Surgery) (since 1999) 9. DGVC (German Society of Visceral Surgery) (since 1999) 10. SCF (Section „Surgical Research“ of the German Society of Surgery) (since 2002) 11. ESSO (European Society of Surgical Oncology) (since 2002) 12. EACR (European Association of Cancer Research) (since 2002) 13. OESO (Organisation mondiale d’Etudes Spécialisées sur les maladies de l’oesophage) (since 2002) 14. ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) (since 2002) 15. AACR (American Association of Cancer Research) (since 2003) 16. DHV (Federation of German Universities) (since 2005) 17. TZM (Cancer Center Munich) (since 2005) 18. ÖGC (Austrian Society of Surgery) (since 2006) 19. AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science ) (since 2006) 20. NYAS (The New York Academy of Sciences) (since 2006) 21. ACS (American College of Surgeons / F.A.C.S. ) (since 2006) Counciler im German Chapter des ACS der DGCH (since 2007) 22. Association of Surgeons of Middle Germany (since 2007) 23. ASPSM (American Society of Peritoneal Surface Malignancies) (since 2009) 24. (RCS) Royal College of Surgeons, England (since 2009) 25. (ISSO) Israeli Society of Surgical Oncology (since 2012) 26. New Westminster College, Vancouver, Canada (since 2013) 27. SSO (Society of Surgical Oncology) (since 2013) 28. IGCA (International Gastric Cancer Association) (since 2013) 29. IARMM (International Association of Risk Management in Medicine) (since 2013) 30. COPE (Committee On Publication Ethics) (since 2014) 31. AJCC (American Joint Cancer Committee) member of Panel of Experts for Upper GI Cancer (since 2014)

Editorships

4open

Editor-in-Chief

2017 - Present

Recent publications

  • Carcinomatosis: Cytoreduction and heated intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) versus palliation

    • Brücher B
    • Itzhak A
    • Bilchik A
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    1Citations
  • Neoadjuvant therapy of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma: Response evaluation by positron emission tomography

    • Brucher B
    • Weber W
    • Bauer M
    • et al.
    N/AReaders
    346Citations

Professional experience

Director GI Oncology, Cancer Center, Deputy Chair

Carl-Thiem-Hospital Cottbus

June 2015 - Present

Co-Founder & Fellow

INCORE = International Consortium of Research Excellence of the Theodor-Billroth-Academy® (=TBA®)

June 2012 - Present

Founder & Director of the

Theodor-Billroth-Academy® (TBA®)

May 2008 - Present

Sabbatical

due to death of clostest Family member

December 2014 - May 2015(5 months)

Medical Director PSM Center of Excellence & Head Division of Cancer Research

Bon Secours Cancer Institute, Richmond, VA, Virginia

January 2013 - November 2014(2 years)

Head Section Surgical Oncology

Dep.of Surgery, University of Tübingen

July 2007 - May 2012(5 years)

Senior Physician in Surgery

Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universit of Munich

October 2004 - June 2007(3 years)

Scientific Residency (PhD Program)

MDAnderson Cancer Center

May 2003 - July 2003(2 months)

Scientific Residency (PhD Program)

GSF, Technical Universit of Munich

April 2001 - October 2001(6 months)

Surgeon

Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universit of Munich

January 1999 - May 2001(2 years)

Interruption due to Accident

Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universit of Munich

August 1998 - January 1999(5 months)

Residency (3)

Department of Surgery, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical Universit of Munich

November 1995 - September 1998(3 years)

Residency (2)

Department of Surgery, Krankenhaus Nordwest

November 1994 - November 1995(a year)

Residency (1)

Marienhospital Darmstadt

April 1994 - November 1994(7 months)

Internship (3)

Department of Orthopedics, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

June 1993 - September 1993(3 months)

Internship (2)

Department of Surgery, John Radclifffe Hospital, University of Oxford

February 1993 - June 1993(4 months)

Internship (1)

Department of Hematology & Oncology, Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz

November 1992 - February 1993(3 months)

Education

PhD

Technical University of Munich & MD Anderson Cancer Center

December 1999 - March 2003(3 years)

M.D.

University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

October 1986 - December 1993(7 years)

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Co-authors (280)

  • Christin Flechsig