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Prof. Pierre BOURGEOIS, MD, PhD,

Past President of the European Society of Lymphology

Founder and past Editor in Chief of the European Journal of Lymphology and Related Problems



Prof Dr Pierre Bourgeois obtained his MD (Docteur en Médecine, Chirurgie et Accouchement) at the Université Libre de Bruxelles in 1978. He is Specialist in Radio-Radium-Therapy and in Nuclear Medicine, graduate of Radio-Protection since 1984. He obtained his PhD (Agrégé de l’Enseignement Supérieur de l’ULB) in 1997 with one thesis entittled « The post-operative lymphoscintigraphic investigations of the internal mammary and axillary lymph nodes in the management and prognosis of breast carcinomas ». He worked in the Centre Hospitalier J. Bracops (President of the Ethics Committee from 1990 to 1997) and in the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire St Pierre. Since 2003, he is Head of Clinic in the Service of Nuclear Medicine of the Jules Bordet’s Institute, institution specialized in the management of cancers.

He was, either first author, or co-author of 81 papers in national and international peer-reviewed journals and of 3 chapters in books. He participated, either as first author, or as co-author to more than 200 communications in national and/or international meetings. He was co-promotor of more than 30 works by students of the Institut Supérieur d’Education Physique et de Kinésithérapie and of the Faculté des Sciences de la Motricité (Université Libre de Bruxelles: promoters were Pr A Leduc, Pr O Leduc and Mr JP Belgrado), works mainly centred on the studies of the lymphatic system in various situations and/or conditions. He was also the main promoter of the Thesis (Faculté des Sciences de l’Université Libre de Bruxelles) by Mrs N Taibi entitled “Importance of the 99mTc-Methoxy-Iso-Butyl-Isonitrile uptake by the human lymphocytes and study of its cellular radio-biological effects”.

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