PhD projects

List of PhD projects in DCCC RT:

  1. Dose-escalated radiotherapy for patients with hypoxic head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. PhD student Mette Saksø. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2016-2021.
  2. Late urinary morbidity after radiotherapy in cervical cancer: Anatomy, dose and dose-effect. PhD student Sofia Spampinato. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2017-2020.
  3. Management of side effects in head and neck cancer by systematic use of PRO during radiotherapy. PhD student Cecilie Holländer-Mieritz. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2018-2021.
  4. Bowel morbidity after radiochemotherapy and image-guided adaptive brachytherapy in locally advanced cervical cancer within the EMBRACE study. PhD student Nina Boje Kibsgaard Jensen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2015-2020.
  5. Clinical potential of radiotherapy plan adaptation using an MR accelerator. PhD student Rasmus Lübeck Christiansen. Odense University Hospital. Project duration 2017-2021.
  6. Individualised risk estimation, proton therapy and breath-hold - Examples from breast cancer and liver metastases. PhD student Line Bjerregaard Stick. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2017-2020.
  7. Multi-variable models of dose response for precision radiotherapy of advanced lung cancer. PhD student Christina Maria Lutz. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2017-2020.
  8. Persistent late effect in cervix cancer patients after external radiotherapy with concomitant chemotherapy followed by brachytherapy PhD student Anders Schwartz Vittrup. Aarhus University Hospital. Projekt duration 2018-2021.
  9. Risk of radiotherapy induced heart disease in patients treated for breast cancer. PhD student Marie Louise Milo. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2018-2021.
  10. Advanced techniques to minimize side effects in young radiotherapy patients treated in the thoracic region. PhD student Laura Ann Rechner. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2015-2019.
  11. Improving Patient Safety Through Online Treatment Monitoring in Brachytherapy. PhD student Erik Buch Jørgensen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2018-2021.
  12. Comparison of radiation treatment plans, for patient selection and establishment of best practices. PhD student Laura Kaplan. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2018-2021.
  13. Morbidity after treatment for brain tumours. PhD student Lene Haldbo-Classen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2017-2020.
  14. Early mortality after radical radiotherapy. PhD student Kristian Hastoft Jensen. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2019-2022.
  15. Immuno-radiotherapy for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer. PhD student Nicklas Juel Spindler. Herlev and Gentofte Hospital.

  16. Preclinical RBE for normal tissue damage established in in vivo models. PhD student Cathrine Overgaard. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  17. Characterization of patient specific PTV based on multiple MRI scans before and during treatment to obtain adaptive treatment strategy for dose escalation. PhD student Dennis Tideman Arp. Aalborg University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  18. Towards improved chemo-radiotherapy for squamous cell carcinomas of the anus, by targeting the molecular biological features. PhD student Anna Cecilie Lefevre. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  19. Shared Decision Making for Breast Cancer Patients – with a main focus on adjuvant radiotherapy. PhD student Stine Rauff Søndergaard. Lillebælt Hospital, Vejle and University of Southern Denmark. Project duration 2019-2022.
  20. Respiratory gated photon and proton radiotherapy guided by internal tumor motion monitoring with conventional standard imager systems. PhD student Casper Muurholm Gammelmark. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2018-2021.
  21. Ph.d. stud. Kasper Munch Lauridsen. Aarhus Universitet. Projektperiode
  22. Three-dimensional dose measurements of proton therapy for tumour sites influenced by internal organ motion in human-like phantoms. PhD student Simon Vindbæk Jensen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  23. Optimal individual treatment strategy for every locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer patient. PhD student Marie Tvilum Hede. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  24. Stereotactic ablative radiotherapy for patients with oligometastatic disease. PhD student Mette Felter. Herlev Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  25. Deep learning for improved tumour delineation in radiotherapy of head and neck cancer. PhD student Jintao Ren. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  26. Real-time reconstruction of the dose delivered to moving anatomy during radiotherapy with an MR-linac. PhD student Andreas Hagner. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023. 
  27. Individualized robustness in treatment planning for head and neck proton radiotherapy. PhD student Raul Argota-Perez. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2018-2021.
  28. Radiation therapy of sinonasal cancer. PhD student Maja B. Sharma. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2017-2020.
  29. Treatment failure in squamous cell carcinoma of the anus – real-world data and biological features of recurrences. PhD student Karen Lycke Wind. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  30. A national investigation of the safety of dose delivery in a daily treatment adaption workflow in MR-Linacs. PhD student Signe Winther Hasler. Odense University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  31. Deep learning for medical image segmentation and registry-based analysis of dose-effect for normal tissue damage in radiotherapy. PhD student Abraham George Smith. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2020-2023.
  32. New planning concept for online adaptive and online monitored MR-linac radiotherapy. PhD student Isak Wahlstedt. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2020-2023.
  33. Biological identification of recurrence after curative intended radiotherapy for carcinoma of the head and neck. A DAHANCA 19 study. PhD student Morten Horsholt Kristensen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  34. Risk of cardiovascular disease after cancers of the lung and esophagus treated with definitive radiotherapy. PhD student Agon Olloni. Odense University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  35. Metastatic presentation of squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and larynx. PhD student Julie Kjems. Rigshospitalet. Project duration 2019-2023.
  36. Dosimetry for online monitored MR linac radiotherapy. PhD student Mads Fjelbro Klavsen. DTU. Project duration 2019-2022.
  37. Development of Quantitative Magnetic Resonance Imaging (qMRI) Methods for Radiotherapy Response Studies. PhD student Sofie Rahbek. DTU. Project duration 2018-2021.
  38. Dose-response of deformable radiochromic dosimeters for spot scanning proton therapy. PhD student Eleni Kanouta. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  39. Enhancing the Utilisation of In Vivo Dosimetry for Low-Energy Radiotherapy. PhD student Peter Georgi. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2021-2023.
  40. DBCG RT Nation: Mapping the clinical gain and risk factors of radiotherapy treatment of breast cancer through big data analysis. PhD student Lasse Refsgaard. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2019-2022.
  41. Enabling safe delivery of proton FLASH therapy using an ultra-fast in vivo dosimetry system. Ph.d. stud. Eleni Kanouta. Aarhus Universitetshospital. Projektperiode 2020-2023.
  42. Individualized treatment margins through improved proton range uncertainty estimations. PhD student Ivanka Sojat Tarp. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2021-2023.
  43. Development of a complex intervention to reduce barriers in clinical trial participation and radiotherapy among Danish patients with head and neck cancer. PhD student Anne Wilhøft Kristensen. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2025.
  44. Association between tumor immune response and risk of recurrence in breast cancer patients treated with radiotherapy. PhD student Demet Özcan. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2021-2024.
  45. DBCG RT Nation Automation. PhD student Emma Riis Skarsø. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2021-2024.
  46. DW-MRI as a decision making tool in the in-room, MRI guided radiotherapy pipeline. PhD student Anne Bisgaard. Odense University Hospital. Project duration 2020-2023.
  47. Robust optimization for anatomical variations in proton therapy. PhD student Nadine Vatterodt. Aarhus University Hospital. Project duration 2021-2024.