Let the memory of Julien be with us forever.
  • 94 years old
  • Born on August 14, 1924 in Oudergem, Belgium.
  • Passed away on December 3, 2018 in Carlsbad, California, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Julien Van Lancker. We will remember him forever.

Dr. Julien Van Lancker, a pioneering Pathologist and Radiation Oncologist, teacher, father, spouse, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2018 in Carlsbad, CA. Born in Oudergem, Belgium, he graduated Universite Catholique de Louvain in 1950.

Over the course of a long and distinguished career, he was the recipient of countless honors and awards, and authored textbooks, the latest, Apoptosis, Genomic Integrity, and Cancer (2006). As a researcher, he published over one hundred scientific papers and articles.

Most recently Professor Emeritus of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and Professor Emeritus in Radiation Oncology at UCLA; he was also a doctor in Medicine, Diplomate Pathology, and Diplomate Radiological Oncology at the University of Louvain (Belgium); Professor Pathology and Radiology at the University of Wisconsin, Madison; Professor Medical Sciences and Chair of Pathology at Brown University, RI; Chairman of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA.

He is survived by his wife, Jill, his children: Catherine, Peter, Michel, Scott, Julie, Jennifer, grandchildren Hans, Willem, Max, James, Kayla, Jacob, Kristen, Carson, Joshua, Jesse, and great grandchild, Hugo. Julien was an intrepid researcher and intellectual; his legacy will live on through his work and the many lives that were impacted through his teaching, mentorship, and care.

If you would like to make a donation in Julien's name, we have set up a place to do so here at the Jonsson Cancer Center:


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