ESMO Translational Research and Personalised Working Group

The ESMO Translational Research Working Group was formed to promote high-quality translational research in oncology and to develop translational research-related content for the Society's educational programmes.

in 2012, the ESMO Executive Board established the Personalised Medicine Task Force to steer ESMO's scientific and educational strategy and to monitor policy-oriented initiatives in personalised medicine at EU level.

In 2014, the ESMO Translational Research Working Group and the ESMO Personalised Medicine Task Force became a single group. With such a merge, ESMO aims to optimise the activities in these two related fields and maximise targeted education on translating cancer discoveries into clinical practice setting.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Serve as a resource to ESMO in developing and reviewing in depth scientific and educational activities in translational research and personalised medicine for oncologists to improve patient care
  • Serve as a resource to ESMO in promoting/supporting career in translational research and personalised cancer medicine
  • Serve as the resource to ESMO in developing content of translational research and personalised cancer medicine messages for delivery through different Society channels
  • Serve as the resource to ESMO in analysing cancer research regulatory activities and development of strategies in removing/minimising barriers for incorporation of translational components into clinical research projects
  • Serve as the resource to ESMO on positioning the medical oncology profession in striving for realistic and achievable initiatives to support accelerated adoption of personalised cancer medicine

Chair

  • Giampaolo Tortora, Italy

Co-Chair

  • Cristiana Sessa, Switzerland

Committee Members

  • Fabrice André, France
  • Rafal Dziadziuszko, Poland    
  • Gail Eckhardt, USA    
  • Nicola Normanno, Italy    
  • Desamparados Roda, Spain    
  • Aldo Scarpa, Italy    
  • Konstantinos Syrigos, Greece    
  • Charles Swanton, United Kingdom 
  • Teresa Troiani, Italy