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Dr Peter Kaatsch

(Dr. rer. physiol. et med. habil.)

Director of the German Childhood Cancer Registry at the University Medical Center in Mainz

(Deputy Director of the IMBEI)

Coordinator of the EU funded PanCareLIFE project (Grant number 602030)

Awarded the Dietrich-Niethammer-Preises (Pdf-file, 497,1 KB) in 2014 (1, 2)

Personal Information

Name:Peter Kaatsch
Address:

Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Institut für Medizinische Biometrie, Epidemiologie und Informatik (IMBEI)

Obere Zahlbacher Str. 69

55131 Mainz

Telephone:06131/17-3111
E-Mail:peter.kaatsch@unimedizin-mainz.de
Birth year:1954
Nationality:German

Academic education

1973-1978Medical informatics degree at the University of Heidelberg,,
Faculty for Theoretical Medicine
1978Completion of medical informatics degree (Dipl.-Inform. Med.)
1991Completion of doctoral degree in physiological sciences (Dr. rer. physiol.) in Medical Faculty at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz
2004“Medical Informatics” certificate“Medical Informatics” certificate
(granted by the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology -GMDS- and the Informatics Association -GI-)
2011

Post-doctoral habilitation at the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz

(Privatdozent Dr. rer. physiol. et med. habil.)

2012Certificate granting Venia Legendi for the faculty of epidemiology

Professional academic history

1978-1979Scientists in the Department for Nuclear Medicine at the University of Ulm and the Central Institute for Statutory Health Care in Cologne 
seit 1980Scientists at the Institute for Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI) at the University Medical Center in Mainz
seit 2001Head of the German Childhood Cancer Registry (at the IMBEI in Mainz)

Work in specialist groups

seit 2001Advisory board member of the Association for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology (GPOH)
seit 2002Member of the ACCIS Scientific Committee (Automated Childhood Cancer Information System), and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)
2002-2004Member of the Radiation Risk Committee of the Federal Radiation Protection Commission
2004-2008Member of the Epidemiology Specialists Committee of the German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)
2010 - 2017Advisory board member of the Centre for Cancer Registry Data at the Robert Koch Institute
seit 2011Trustee member of the Russian Federal Scientific Centre for Paediatric Haematology, Oncology and Immunology in Moscow
2011-2015Board member of {MQ}PanCare{MQ} (pan-European network to achieve equity of access to care for childhood cancer survivors) Founding member of the non-profit “PanCare” association (2014) 

Core scientific areas

Epidemiology of cancer diseases in childhood
Cancer registration methods
Population-based research on the causes of cancer in paediatric oncology and haematology
Risk communication in research on the causes of cancer
Research of long-term effects (for example, secondary malignant diseases after childhood cancer)

Winner of the 2014 Dietrich Niethammer prize: for work in the area of long-term effects

Roles within the EU-sponsored research project on the long-term effects after childhood cancer

-PanCareLIFE Project: Coordinator of the entire project
-PanCareLIFE Project: Head of the WP1 Work Package: “Data collection and harmonization” (jointly with Dr D Grabow)
-PanCareSurFup Project: Head of the WP1 Work Package: “Data collection and harmonization” (jointly with Dr D Grabow)
PanCareLIFE: PanCare Studies in Fertility and Ototoxicity to Improve Quality of Life after Cancer during Childhood, Adolescence and Young Adulthood (FP7-HEALTH-2013-INNOVATION-1;Grant Agreement Number 602030) (Nov. 2013-Okt. 2018)
PanCareSurFup: PanCare Childhood and Adolescent Cancer Survivor Care and Follow-up Studies (FP7-HEALTH-2010.2.4.1-7; Grant Agreement Number 257505) (Febr. 2011-Jan. 2017)

Membership in professional associations

Association for Paediatric Oncology and Haematology (GPOH)
 
German Association for Medical Informatics, Biometry and Epidemiology (GMDS)

Contact

 peter.kaatsch@unimedizin-mainz.de
Tel.: +49 (0) 6131 / 17 -3111
Fax:  +49 (0) 6131 / 17 -2968
Postal Address: German Childhood Cancer Registry at theIMBEI, 55101 Mainz