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Prof. Dr. med. Beate Rau

Prof Beate Rau is graduated in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Muenster in 1984 and is since 2016 Professor of Surgery at the CHARITÈ Medical University in Berlin.


She has specialized in surgical oncology, especially in upper and lower GI-tract- and thoracic-cancer-surgery. Her main interest is surgical oncology, what she mostly did the last 30 years.


Prof Beate Rau started her academic carrier in Heidelberg Rohrbach, University of Heidelberg and at the Charité in Berlin. She is very much involved in education of the students and young trainees. She was board member of the educational training committee (ETC) of ESSO and developed a training program in cancer surgery. She was elected as a board member October 2018 where she shared responsibility for funding belongings and got a member of the funding committee of ESSO. Since January of 2022 she was elected as a member of the board of directors of European Cancer Organisation (ECO). Additionally, she is member of several societies.


Since 2015 she is the head of the Section Special Surgical Oncology at the Charité Campus Mitte and since January 2017 she leads the section at the Campus Virchow Klinikum at the Charité University hospital Berlin.


Her major interest is hyperthermia which has been central to her esteemed career in the field of surgical oncology and research. Convinced by hyperthermia she achieved experience in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) for peritoneal surface malignancies (PSM) and HIPEC over the last 22 years. With her effort, she builds up a centre of reference for surgical treatment of PSM in Germany, announced by the German society of general surgery (DGAV) and is therefore responsible for one of the three centres of reference in Germany.


She is committed to the German Surgical Society of Oncology (ACO) and was called to be a member of the Peritoneal Surface Malignancy (PSM) Group, which is called the Peritoneal Surface Oncology Group International (PSOGI). For the topic, she organises annually repeating international and multidisciplinary courses to educate skills and knowledge to participants in the field of PSM, such as master classes in Russia and Egypt. Due to her broad knowledge of cancer care she was recently announced as a member of advisory council of Ministry of Defence of Germany.


Prof Beate Rau is co-author of several papers (www.scopus.com, www.pubmed.com) with an H-index of 26 (July 2020), wrote one book about peritoneal metastasis and several book-chapters and contributed to many abstracts presented at international and national meetings. She published more than 200 articles and is reviewer in many journals.