ESMO Global Policy Committee

The Global Policy Committee (formerly the Emerging Countries Committee) represents the global arm of ESMO’s public policy initiatives. The Committee reports to the ESMO Public Policy Steering Committee and addresses policy issues related to the practice and profession of medical oncology. The Committee works closely with the World Health Organization and leads multi-stakeholder projects that focus on key international issues such as cancer prevention, access to cancer treatment, and cancer control. Through collaboration with ESMO’s global network of oncology societies, the Committee facilitates the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices worldwide.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Supporting ESMO members and oncology specialists worldwide
  • Creating a platform to share knowledge and best practices globally
  • Researching and providing data on critical oncology issues


Chair, Deputy Chair and committee members representing major geographical regions


  • Alexandru Eniu, Romania

Deputy Chair

  • Eduardo Cazap, Argentina

Committee Members

  • Adamos Adamou, Cyprus    
  • Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya, India    
  • James Cleary, USA 
  • Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy     
  • Nagi El Saghir, Lebanon    
  • Ahmed Elzawawy, Egypt 
  • David Kerr, United Kingdom  
  • Panos Kanavos, United Kingdom   
  • Kakil Ibrahim Rasul, Qatar/Iraq    
  • Andreas Ullrich, Switzerland   
  • Lawrence von Karsa, France    

Last update: February 2016