Fatima Cardoso

ESMO National Representatives Committee Chair

Function ESMO Executive Board
Term 2017 – 2018
Address Director Breast Unit
Champalimaud Clinical Center


Fatima Cardoso

Dr. Fatima Cardoso is Director of the Breast Unit of the Champalimaud Clinical Center in Lisbon, Portugal. She earned her medical degree at the University of Porto in Portugal and then worked for 10 years as Assistant Professor at the Medical Oncology Clinic of the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels. She is Board certified in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine.

Dr. Cardoso’s research interests include biology of breast cancer, prognostic and predictive markers of response to systemic therapy, and new anticancer agents. She is actively involved in a number of phase I-III breast cancer clinical trials and served as the Scientific Director of the international research network TRANSBIG (EU Framework VI).

Dr. Cardoso is actively involved in numerous professional organizations such as ESMO, ECCO, EORTC, ASCO, and AACR where she serves on several committees, is the current EORTC Secretary General and chair-elect of the EORTC-Breast Cancer Group. She is the Breast Cancer Program Coordinator of the European School of Oncology, co-chair of the Advanced Breast Cancer International Consensus Guidelines Conference (ABC), Editor-in-Chief of The Breast Journal, Associate Editor of the European Journal of Cancer and an Editorial Board Member of several other journals. She has authored over 230 publications and has presented her work nationally and internationally.

Dr. Cardoso is National Representatives Committee Chair (2017-2018) of the European Society for Medical Oncology´s (ESMO) and also serves as member of its Executive Board.