Alexander M.M. EggermontDirector General of Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Alexander M.M. Eggermont, Director General of Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cancer Campus Grand Paris, France

    Full Professor of Oncology (2012-20)(Classe Exceptionnelle) at the Paris-Sud University in Paris, France. Full Professor of Surgical Oncology (2003-2016) as well as Endowed Professor of International Networking in Cancer Research (2011-2020) at Erasmus University MC Rotterdam. He holds the Joseph Maisin Chair in Oncology at Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. PhD in tumor immunology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (1987) and is a Fellow of the NCI Surgery Branch, USA

    Specialties: Clinical specialties include immunotherapy, melanoma, sarcoma and regional therapy techniques as well as general drug development. Past Chair of the EORTC Melanoma Group, current Chair of the Adjuvant Therapy Committee EORTC MG. His basic research experience is in tumor immunology, advanced in vivo imaging models and tumor pathophysiology. Scientific Output: author or co-author of > 800 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and monographs. 35 PhD theses have originated in his clinical, translational and basic research programs at the Erasmus University MC Rotterdam. H-index:79; >30000 citations

    International functions

    • President European Academy of Cancer Sciences
    • President Cancer Core Europe
    • ECCO: Past President of ECCO (the European CanCer Organization)
    • EORTC: Past President of EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer), past Chairman of the Melanoma Group and current Chair of the Adjuvant Tx Committee
    • ASCO: Past Member Board of Directors of ASCO (Surgery Chair) and JCO Editorial Board
    • AACR: Past Deputy Editor of Clinical Cancer Research
    • Deutsche Krebshilfe: Chair International Jury for Comprehensive Cancer Centres Program
    • FNCLCC/Unicancer: Vice-President French Federation of Cancer Centers, Chair Research
    • Member Board of Trustees CRUK since 2016
    • European Journal of Cancer: Editor-in-Chief since 01-01-2011
    • Appointed advisor to Kazakhstan Government for Cancer Care Strategic Development


    Societal Awards:

    • Presidential Medal, Kazakhstan (2014)
    • Légion d’Honneur, France (2015)

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