ESMO Guidelines Committee

The ESMO Guidelines Commitee and Guidelines Steering Committee manage the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) and all related products/activities, which are intended to provide you with a set of recommendations for the best standard of care.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Reviewing, updating and publishing ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines and Pocket Guidelines
  • Organising ESMO Consensus Conferences and publishing Consensus Guidelines
  • Disseminating publications in print and online on the Annals of Oncology, ESMO and OncologyPRO websites
  • Organising interactive Guidelines sessions at ESMO congresses
  • Working with other societies to develop multidisciplinary clinical practice guidelines


  • George Pentheroudakis, Greece


  • Cristiana Sessa, Switzerland

Steering Committee members

  • Dirk Arnold, Germany
  • Fatima Cardoso, Portugal
  • Andrés Cervantes, Spain
  • Elisabeth G. E. de Vries, The Netherlands
  • Alan Horwich, United Kingdom
  • Solange Peters, Switzerland
  • Rolf A. Stahel, Switzerland

Breast Cancer

  • Subject Editor: Elzbieta Senkus-Konefka, Poland

Gynaecological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Nicoletta Colombo, Italy

Genitourinary Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Alan Horwich, United Kingdom
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Silke Gillessen, Switzerland

Head & Neck Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Lisa Licitra, Italy

Haematological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Christian Buske, Germany
  • Subject Editor: Marco Ladetto, Italy

Lung & Chest Tumours

  • Subject Editor: Solange Peters, Switzerland
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Martin Reck, Germany

Gastrointestinal & GI NETs

  • Subject Editor: Dirk Arnold, Germany

Palliative Care

  • Subject Editor: Florian Strasser, Switzerland

Rare Tumours

  • Subject Editor: Ulrich Keilholz, Germany

Sarcoma & GIST

  • Subject Editor: Jean-Yves Blay, France

Supportive Care

  • Subject Editor: Jorn Herrstedt, Denmark

Last update: February 2016