Theses & Awards

Ph.D. Theses at the Leuven Lung Cancer Group

Vansteenkiste Johan (Catholic University Leuven, 1996): Staging and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer with ipsilateral mediastinal lymph node metastases: A clinical and literature study. 
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Nackaerts Kris (Catholic University Leuven, 1998): Heparan sulfate proteoglycans in malignant cells. 
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Lievens Yolande (Catholic University Leuven, 2002): Cost and economic evaluation of radiotherapy. Activity-based costing and modelling techniques.  
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Sigrid Stroobants (Catholic University Leuven, 2002): Role of positron emission tomography with F-18-fluorodeoxyglucose in the diagnosis, staging and chemotherapy evaluation in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. 
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Dooms Cristophe (Catholic University Leuven, 2008): Relationship of FDG-PET and biological aggressiveness in operable non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC): what is the impact on prognosis and the influence of induction chemotherapy in stage IIIA-N2 NSCLC? 
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Research Awards of the Leuven Lung Cancer Group

Mallinckrodt Award, 1996 (Dr. S. Stroobants, Dr P. Dupont) Mediastinal staging with FDG-PET in patients with potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer.
Upjohn Award, 1997 (Dr. S. Stroobants) Mediastinal staging with FDG-PET in patients with potentially operable non-small cell lung cancer.
CIS Jean Debiesse European Nuclear Medicine Award, 1998 (Dr. J. Vansteenkiste, Dr S. Stroobants) Contribution of FDG-PET scan to an improved management of diagnosis and treatment of non-small cell lung cancer.
ASCO Press Award for Innovative Clinical Research, 1999 (Dr. J. Vansteenkiste) Prognostic value of FDG-PET in non-small cell lung cancer.
G. Derscheid Award, 1999 (Dr. S. Stroobants) Contribution of FDG-PET scan to an improved management of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer.
Eli-Lilly L. Hertel Chair in Respiratory Oncology, 2001 (Dr. J. Vansteenkiste) 3-yearly renewable externally funded chair at the Catholic University Leuven devoted to the further development of clinical research in lung cancer.
Amgen Chair in Supportive Cancer Care, 2003 (Dr. J. Vansteenkiste) 3-yearly renewable external fund at the Catholic University Leuven devoted to the further development of supportive care research in cancer.
Varian Award, 2003 (Prof. Y. Lievens)  Cost and Economic Evaluation of Radiotherapy Activity-Based Costing and Modeling Techniques.