Beate Rau has specialised 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. She is very much involved in education of the students and young trainees. As board member of the educational training committee (ETC) of ESSO she developed a training program in cancer surgery. She was elected as a board member 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 (E.C.O.). Additionally she is member of several societies.Since 2015, she is the head of the Section Special Surgical Oncology at the Charite. Her major interest is hyperthermia which has been central to her surgical and translational 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 build 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. The book: Peritoneal Tumors and Metastases: Surgical, intraperitoneal and systemic therapy ISBN 10: 3030626423 / ISBN 13: 9783030626426 was edited by her.