MD PhD Yvonne Schrage
Surgical Oncologist, Staff grade/associate specialist surgeon, Surgery , Leiden University Medical CenterNetherlands
- Soft tissue Sarcoma
Yvonne Schrage was born in 1982. After finishing high school, she started studying biomedical sciences in 2000 and medicine in 2001 at the Leiden University. She started working as a PhD student in the pathology laboratory and defended her thesis “Towards new therapeutic strategies in central chondrosarcoma” in 2009. She finished medical school in Leiden cum laude in 2011. Thereafter, she started as a surgical resident in Den Haag and Leiden. During her residency she had a special interest in (locally advanced) colorectal surgery and in soft tissue sarcoma. She qualified as a surgical oncologist and gastrointestinal surgeon in 2018. After receiving the ESSO Major Fellowship she spent half a year in three large sarcoma centers in Europe; Institut Curie in Paris, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori in Milan and The Royal Marsden Hospital in London. Currently, Yvonne is involved in the sarcoma and transplant program in the LUMC. She is the author of several peer reviewed articles, reviews and book chapters mainly focused on soft tissue sarcoma. She is a member of the European Society of Surgical Oncology (ESSO), the Connective Tissue Oncology Society (CTOS) and the Dutch society for surgical oncology (NVCO) and gastrointestinal surgery (NVGIC). Yvonne joined the steering committee of the EYSAC in 2018.