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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. L.C.L.T. (Léon) van Kempen

Clinical Scientist in Molecular Pathology
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+31 50 361 5129 (Office)
Staff assistant:
+31 50 361 0020 (Mrs. Annet Bouman - Van der Jagt)


Molecular Pathology in general, but with a focus on melanoma, sarcoma and lung carcinoma.
Biomarker discovery and validation.
Development of diagnostic tools for clinical use.
Quality control and assurance in a clinical diagnostic environment (NEN-EN-ISO15189)

Other positions

Director of Molecular Pathology, Department of Pathology, University Hospital Antwerp, Belgium (as of 01 October 2022)
EORTC melanoma group - Steering cie. and member of the pathology working group:
EORTC Pathobiology group - Work group member
Dutch Workgroup for Hematopathology (NWHP) - Steering cie member :
Euroclonality - Member of the quality control work group
Dutch Society for Pathology (NVVP) member Expertise group Molecular Pathologie
Assessor - Dutch Accreditation Council (RVA; reimbursements paid to UMCG)
Editorial Board - Precision Cancer Medicine
Editorial Board - Cancers
Lid Stuurgroep Oncology Update Symposium
Between 2015-2022 Dr. van Kempen has received honoraria from commercial parties paid to the UMCG. Speaker fees: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Eli Lilly, nanoString, Pfizer and Roche. Advisory board: Janssen-Cilag, Merck and Roche. Research funding: Amgen, Bayer, Invitae, Janssen-Cilag, MSD, nanoString and Roche
Last modified:01 March 2024 1.39 p.m.

Contact information

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
The Netherlands

Dept. of Pathology

Job title:
Clinical Scientist in Molecular Pathology
+31 50 361 5129 (Office)
Staff assistant:
+31 50 361 0020 (Mrs. Annet Bouman - Van der Jagt)