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Prof Dr Johan Vansteenkiste

Johan Vansteenkiste is Professor of Internal Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, and Head of Clinic in the Respiratory Oncology Unit and its Clinical Trial Unit at the Leuven University Hospital. Professor Vansteenkiste studied Medicine at the University of Leuven before becoming a Board Certified Pulmonologist-Oncologist. He had additional training in Respiratory Oncology at the European School of Oncology in Milan, Italy, and in Respiratory Endoscopy at the Laser Centre in Marseille, France, before gaining his PhD at the University of Leuven in 1996.

Professor Vansteenkiste is the principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical trials in the area of lung cancer. He is an active member of different international societies such as ESMO, IASLC, ASCO, ERS and others. He is member of the ESMO Lung Educational Group and Guidelines Group, and he chaired the European Lung Cancer Conference in March 2015. He was Secretary of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the ERS and member of the ERS School Board from 2009 to 2012. He was on the Board of Directors of IASLC from 2009 to 2013. He is Associate Editor at Annals of Oncology and a member of the editorial board of several other journals. He has authored or co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on the topic of respiratory oncology.