During the closing ceremony of the ESGO congress in Vienna, dr. ir. Liesbeth Lenaerts, received a certificate for Best Oral Presentation.
As a postdoctoral researcher within INCIP and KU Leuven, she is working on 'Sensitivity of non-invasive prenatal test for cancer detection and treatment monitoring, in pregnant women'.
During routine NIPT testing in University Hospitals Leuven (for routine screening for fetal abnormalities during pregnancy), cancer was diagnosed in a certain number of women. Liesbeth Lenaerts is now investigating how useful this test can be to detect early cancer in pregnant women or to use this test as a measuring instrument to follow the treatment response.