Rabab M. Gaafar

ESMO Regional Representative for North Africa

Term 2013 – 2014
Address National Cancer Institute
Cairo University
Fom El Khalig
11796 Cairo


Rabab Gaafar

Prof. Rabab Gaafar is Deputy Head of Medical Oncology, National Cancer Institute, Cairo (NCI), Cairo University in Egypt.

Prof. Rabab Gaafar received her M.B.B.Ch. from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, MSc. General Medicine from Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, and M.D. certification in Medical Oncology from the National Cancer Institute, Cairo University. Prof. Rabab Gaafar is currently directing the Thoracic Oncology Program at NCI, Cairo and she is also heading the Early Detection Prevention Unit at the same institute since 2006.

She is currently Chairman of Quality Assurance in the Board of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Lung Cancer Group (EORTC).
Prof. Rabab Gaafar has published more than 150 publications in national and international journals and is on the editorial board for the journal of the National Cancer Institute, Cairo.

In 2007 she received an award for distinguished publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Previously she received the Medical Syndicate Award of Cairo in 2003 and that of Egypt in 2004.

Prof. Rabab Gaafar holds memberships in several professional societies including the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), Mediterranean Oncology Group (MOG), International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research (INCTR), French Egyptian Cancer Society and Board member of Arab Medical Association.

Prof. Rabab Gaafar is mainly interested in: Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, and Breast Cancer.