Vincent Vinh-Hung, MD, PhD
University Hospital of Martinique, Bld Pasteur, Fort-deFrance, Martinique, France
Vincent Vinh-Hung received his MD in 1980 and radiation oncology certification at the Liege University in 1984. He joined the Vrije Universiteit Brussel university hospital in 1993 where he started clinical research. In 2005 master diploma of management in healthcare data and was later nominated Clinical Professor. Collaborated with Radiomed, implemented the first European pre-approval clinical application of the Visicoil marker. In 2009, joined the Geneva university hospitals where he gained nomination as Privat-Docent (lecturer), implemented field-in-field technique for breast cancer and inspiration breath hold into daily practice, then prone breast radiotherapy. In collaboration with late Georges Vlastos, trained the surgical and the radiotherapy staff to perform breast intraoperative radiation therapy (IORT). The first patient was treated in February 2012. Over one year, 50 patients received IORT. The experience was reported in Translational Cancer Research, http://www.thetcr.org/article/view/2095. He chairs the radiotherapy department of the Martinique university hospital since January 2014. Image guided radiation therapy started with the implementation of Tomotherapy, recently expanded with a TrueBeam Novalis system. Promoted prostate I125 brachytherapy. Interns are coached and are actively involved in clinical research. The team developed a low-cost optical system for the monitoring of motion during radiotherapy. Currently the team explores the role of thermography for monitoring radiation therapy in breast cancer. Last but not least, he is a founding member and director of clinical research of the International Geriatric Radiotherapy Group, a rapidly growing research organization.