J. F. Vansteenkiste
Johan F Vansteenkiste graduated in 1982 from the Catholic University of Leuven before becoming a board-certified specialist in Internal Medicine and Pulmonology. 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 in Leuven in 1996. He is head of the Respiratory Oncology Unit and its Clinical Trial Unit since 1995, and full professor at the Faculty of Medicine in Leuven. He is an active member of different national and international societies such as ESMO, IASLC, ASCO, ERS, and others. He was Secretary of the Thoracic Oncology Assembly of the ERS and member of the ERS School Board from 2009-2012, member of the Board of Directors of IASLC in 2009-2013, and is a member of the ESMO Lung Educational Group and Guidelines Group. He is the principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical trials in the area of lung cancer. He was an associate editor for Respiration and Journal of Thoracic Oncology and is a reviewer for several oncology journals.