Christian Dittrich

Address Centre for Oncology and Hematology
Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital, Vienna
and Applied Cancer Research – Institution for Translational Research Vienna (ACR-ITR VIEnna)


Christian Dittrich

Christian Dittrich, Professor of Medicine at the Vienna University School of Medicine, is head of the 3rd Medical Department – Centre for Oncology and Hematology at the Kaiser Franz Josef-Spital in Vienna and president of Applied Cancer Research – Institution for Translational Research Vienna (ACR-ITR VIEnna).

He served as member on the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Protocol Review Committee (PRC), the Scientific Audit Committee (SAC), and as chair of the EORTC Preclinical Therapeutic Models Group (PTMG) and on the New Drug Advisory Committee (NDAC) and as member on the EORTC Board. Recently, he became chair of the EORTC Translational Research Division (TRD).

He was chairman of the Fellowship and Award Committee of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and ESMO representative in the Board and Council of the FECS, nowadays ECCO, as well as ESMO-national representative of Austria. In January 2015 he became chair of the ESMO/ASCO Global Curriculum Working Group, and is also coordinator of the ESMO Faculty for Principles of Clinical Trials and Systemic Therapy. Representing ESMO, he was a faculty member and co-director of the Clinical Trials Workshops in Flims/Zeist.

He has been running a CME-initiative in trials methodology in German language under the patronage of DESO since 1998. He has research interests in clinical trials’ methodology, new drug development and translational research, focused on solid tumors. He has been acting as principal or co-investigator in numerous clinical trials from phase I to phase III.