ESMO 2017: Scientific Committee

Basic science 

  • Chairs: Anton Berns, Amsterdam, Netherlands and Christof von Kalle, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Alberto Bardelli, Candiolo, Italy
  • Raffaele Califano, Manchester, UK
  • Karin de Visser, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Adrian Hayday, London, UK
  • Kristian Helin, Copenhagen, Germany
  • David Huntsman, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Clare Isacke, Cambridge, UK
  • Richard Marais, Manchester, UK
  • Ultan McDermott, Cambridge, UK
  • Angela Nieto, San Juan de Alicante, Spain
  • Pier Guiseppe Pelicci, Milan, Italy
  • David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA

Breast cancer, early stage

  • Chair: Nadia Harbeck, Munich, Germany
  • Herve Bonnefoi, Bordeaux, France
  • Fatima Cardoso, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marco Colleoni, Milan, Italy
  • Javier Cortes, Madrid, Spain
  • Carlos Caldas, Cambridge, UK
  • Carsten Denkert, Berlin, Germany
  • Angelo di Leo, Prato, Italy
  • Doug Easton, Cambridge, UK
  • Michael Gnant, Vienna, Austria
  • Jos Jonkers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Olivia Pagani, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Elzbieta Senkus, Gdańsk, Poland
  • Andrew Tutt, London, UK

Breast cancer, metastatic

  • Chair: Fabrice André, Villejuif, France
  • Joan Albanell, Barcelona, Spain
  • Thomas Bachelot, Lyon, France
  • Fatima Cardoso, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Rob Clarke, Piladelphia, PA, USA
  • Sherene Loi, Melbourne, Australia
  • Sibylle Loibl, Neu-Isenburg, Germany
  • Frederique Penault-Llorca, Clermont-Ferrand, France
  • Aleix Prat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Roman Rouzier, Paris, France
  • Peter Schmid, London, UK
  • Britta Weigelt, New York, NY, USA
  • Lucy Yates, Cambridge, UK

CNS tumours

  • Chair: Michael Weller, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Carmen Balaña, Barcelona, Spain
  • Alba Brandes, Bologna, Italy
  • Louis Chesler, London, UK
  • Pim French, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Emilie Le Rhun, Lille, France
  • Roger Henriksson, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Stefan Pfister, Hedielberg, Germany
  • Matthias Preusser, Vienna, Austria
  • Jörg-Christian Tonn, Munich, Germany
  • Martin van den Bent, Netherlands
  • Patrick Wen, Boston, MA , USA
  • Wolfgang Wick, Heidelberg, Germany

Developmental therapeutics

  • Chair: Jan Schellens, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alex A. Adjei, Rochester, USA
  • Udai Banerji, London, UK
  • Christian Blank, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Anthony Chalmers, Glasgow, UK
  • Maria Grazia Daidone, Milan, Italy
  • Martin Drysdale, Glasgow, UK
  • Antoine Italiano, Bordeaux, France
  • Ulrik Lassen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ignacio Melero, Pamplona, Spain
  • Ruth Plummer, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
  • Jordi Rodón, Barcelona, Spain
  • Teresa Troiani, Naples, Italy
  • Ian Waddell, Manchester, UK

Gastrointestinal tumours, colorectal

  • Chair: Volker Heinemann, Munich, Germany
  • Richard Adams, Cardiff, UK
  • Dirk Arnold, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Andrés Cervantes Valencia, Spain
  • Alfredo Falcone, Pisa, Italy
  • Gunnar Folprecht, Dresden, Germany
  • Rob Glynne-Jones, Northwood, UK
  • Thomas Gruenberger, Vienna, Austria
  • Rienk Offringa, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Per Pfeiffer, Odense, Denmark
  • Owen Sansom, Glasgow, UK
  • Julien Taieb, Paris, France
  • Vincenzo Valentini, Rome, Italy

Gastrointestinal tumours, non-colorectal

  • Chair: Eric Van Cutsem, Leuven, Belgium
  • Fatima Carneiro, Porto, Portugal
  • Stefano Cascinu, Modena, Italy
  • David Cunningham, Sutton, UK
  • Manuel Hidalgo, Madrid, Spain
  • Claus Jorgensen, Manchester, UK
  • Yoon-Koo Kang, Seoul, Korea
  • Florian Lordick, Leipzig, Germany
  • Christophe Mariette, Lille, France
  • Arnaud Roth, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Dieter Saur, Munich, Germany
  • Thomas Seufferlein, Ulm, Germany
  • Marcel Verhej, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Marc Ychou, Montpellier, France

Genitourinary tumours, prostate

  • Chair: Johann de Bono, Sutton, UK
  • Andrea Alimonti, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Esther Baena, Manchester, UK
  • Himisha Beltran, New York, NY, USA
  • Winald Gerritsen, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Silke Gillessen, St. Gallen, Switzerland
  • Nicholas James, Birmingham, UK
  • Vesa Kataja, Jyväskylä, Finland
  • David Lorente, Valencia, Spain
  • David Olmos, Madrid, Spain
  • Stephane Oudard, Paris, France
  • Scott Tomlins, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • David Waugh, Belfast, UK

Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate

  • Chair: Bernard Escudier, Villejuif, France
  • Cory Abate-Shen, New York, NY, USA
  • Laurence Albiges, Villejuif, France
  • Aris Bamias, Athens, Greece
  • Axel Bex, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Petri Bono, Helsinki, Finland
  • Fernando Calais da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Maria De Santis, Coventry, UK
  • Karim Fizazi, Villejuif, France
  • Vincent Khoo, London, UK
  • Antonio López-Beltran, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Andrea Necchi, Milan, Italy
  • Camillo Porta, Pavia, Italy
  • Michael Staehler, Munich, Germany

Gynaecological cancers 

  • Chair: Domenica Lorusso, Milan, Italy
  • Frederic Amant, Leuven, Belgium
  • Susana Banerjee, London, UK
  • Antonio González‐Martín, Madrid, Spain
  • Philipp Harter, Essen, Germany
  • Mansoor Mirza, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Remi A Nout, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Sandro Pignata, Naples, Italy
  • Jamie Prat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Isabelle Ray‐Coquard, Lyon, France
  • Ignace Vergote, Leuven, Belgium

Haematological malignancies

  • Chair: Mariano Provencio, Madrid, Spain
  • Christian Buske, Ulm, Germany
  • Maria del Mar Córdoba, Madrid, Spain
  • Andrés Ferreri, Milan, Italy
  • Juan Fernando Garcia, Madrid, Spain
  • Paolo Ghia, Milan, Italy
  • José Gomez Codina, Spain
  • Marco Ladetto, Alessandria, Italy
  • Steven Le Gouill, Nantes, France
  • Frederic Peyrade, Nice, France
  • Tim Somervaille, Manchester, UK
  • Evangelos Terpos, Athens, Greece
  • Andreas Trumpp, Heidelberg, Germany

Head and neck cancer

  • Chair: Jean-Pascal Machiels, Brussels, Belgium
  • Amparo Cano, Madrid, Spain
  • Isabel Fonseca, Lisboa, Portugal
  • Vincent Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium
  • Joel Guigay, Nice, France
  • Christophe Le Tourneau, Paris, France
  • Lisa Licitra, Milan, Italy
  • Marco Merlano, Cuneo, Italy
  • Ricardo Mesia, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sjoukje Oosting, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Amanda Psyrri, Athens, Greece
  • Hans-Peter Rodemann, Tübingen, Germany
  • Christian Simon, Lausanne, Switzerland

Immunotherapy of cancer

  • Chair: Inge Marie Svane, Herlev, Denmark
  • Mario Colombo, Milan, Italy
  • George Coukos, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Jerôme Galon, Paris, France
  • Michele Ghielmini, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Helen Gogas,  Athens, Greece
  • John Haanen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Guido Kroemer, Paris, France
  • Paul Nathan, Northwood, UK
  • Eli Pikarsky, Jerusalem,  Israel
  • Daniel Speiser, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Fiona Thistlethwaite, Manchester, UK

Melanoma and other skin tumours

  • Chair: Reinhard Dummer, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Paolo Ascierto, Napoli, Italy
  • Boris Bastian, San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Matthias Guckenberger, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Paul Lorigan, Manchester, UK
  • Salvador Martin-Algarra, Pamplona, Spain
  • Olivier Michielin, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Daniel Peeper, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Antoni Ribas, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Caroline Robert, Villejuif, France
  • Yardena Samuels, Rehovot, Istrael
  • Dirk Schadendorf, Essen, Germany
  • Alessandro Testori, Milan, Italy

NETs and endocrine tumours

  • Chair: Michel Ducreux, Villejuif, France
  • Eric Baudin, Villejuif, France
  • Jerome Bertherat, Paris, France
  • Felix Beuschlein, Munich, Germany
  • Jaume Capdevila, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ian Chau, Sutton, UK
  • Rocio Garcia Carbonero, Madrid, Spain
  • Dik Kwekkeboom, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Marianne Pavel, Berlin, Germany
  • Guido Rindi, Rome, Italy
  • Enrico Ruffini, Turin, Italy
  • Jonathan Strosberg, Tampa, FL, USA

Non-metastatic NSCLC and other thoracic malignancies

  • Chair: Pilar Garrido, Madrid, Spain
  • Paul Baas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Mariano Barbacid, Madrid, Spain
  • Anne-Marie Dingemans, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Marina Garassino, Milan, Italy
  • Cécile Le Péchoux, Villejuif, France
  • Keunchil Park, Seoul, Korea
  • Luis Paz-Ares, Madrid, Spain
  • Sanjay Popat, London, UK
  • Egbert Smit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Paul Van Schil, Edegem, Belgium 
  • Johan Vansteenkiste, Leuven, Belgium
  • Emmy Verschuren, Helsinki, Finland

NSCLC, metastatic

  • Chair: Rafal Dziadziuszko, Gdansk, Poland
  • Benjamin Besse, Villejuif, France
  • Odd Terje Brustugun, Oslo, Norway
  • Caroline Dive, Manchester, UK
  • Enriqueta Felip, Barcelona, Spain
  • Keith Kerr, Aberdeen, UK
  • Tony S.K. Mok, Hong Kong, China
  • Solange Peters, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Martin Reck, Grosshansdorf, Germany
  • Gaetano Rocco, Naples, Italy
  • Charles Rudin, New York, NY, USA
  • Suresh Senan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Lecia V. Sequist, Boston, MA, USA
  • Jean Charles Soria, Villejuif, France

Public health and health economics

  • Chair: Paolo G. Casali, Milan, Italy
  • Peter Boyle, Ecully, France
  • Harry de Koning, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Elisabeth de Vries, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Alex Eniu, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • Rosa Giuliani, Rome, Italy
  • Maarten IJzerman, Enschede, Netherlands
  • Christoffer Johansen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Yolande Lievens, Ghent, Belgium
  • José Maria Martin Moreno, Valencia, Spain
  • Carin Uyl-de Groot, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Sarcoma

  • Chair: Jean-Yves Blay, Lyon, France
  • Sebastian Bauer, Essen, Germany
  • Sylvie Bonvalot, Paris, France
  • A. Paolo Dei Tos, Treviso, Italy
  • George Demetri, Boston, MA, USA
  • Mikael Eriksson, Lund, Sweden
  • Hans Gelderblom, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Rick Haas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Heikki Joensuu, Helsinki, Finland
  • Robin Jones, London, UK
  • Javier Martin Broto, Seville, Spain
  • Poul Sorensen, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Silvia Stacchiotti, Milan, Italy

Supportive and palliative care

  • Chair: Matti Aapro, Genolier, Switzerland
  • Andreas Charalambous, Limassol, Cyprus
  • Pere Gascon, Barcelona, Spain
  • Joern Herrstedt, Odense, Denmark
  • Jane Hopkinson, Cardiff, UK
  • Karin Jordan, Halle, Germany
  • Stein Kaasa, Oslo, Norway
  • Bernardo Rapoport, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Tina Saarto, Helsinki, Finland
  • Florian Scotté, Paris, France
  • Anton Snegovoy, Moscow, Russian Federation
  • Kazuo Tamura, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Declan Walsh, Dublin, Ireland

Translational Research

  • Chairs: Charles Swanton, London, UK and Joan Seoane, Barcelona, Spain
  • Gert Attard, Sutton, UK
  • Carlos Caldas, Cambridge, UK
  • Rodrigo Dienstmann, Barcelona, Spain
  • Raffaella Giavazzi, Milan, Italy
  • Monika Hegi, Epalinges, Switzerland
  • Thomas Helleday, Stockhlm, Sweden
  • Johanna Joyce, New York, NY, USA
  • Ilaria Malanchi, London, UK
  • Sergio Quezada, London, UK
  • Sohrab Shah, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Sheila Singh, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Jean-Charles Soria, Villejuif, France
  • Yinyin Yuan, London, UK