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
  • Christian Buske, Germany
  • Fatima Cardoso, Portugal
  • Paolo G. Casali, Italy
  • 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
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Shani Paluch-Shimon, Israel

Endocrine and Neuro-endocrine Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Alfredo Berruti, Italy

Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Erika Martinelli, Italy

Genitourinary Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Silke Gillessen, Switzerland
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Thomas Powles, United Kingdom

Gynaecological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Nicoletta Colombo, Italy
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Jonathan Ledermann, United Kingdom

Head & Neck Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Jean-Pascal Machiels, Belgium

Haematological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Mats Jerkeman, Sweden
  • Subject Editor: Ulrich Mey, Switzerland

Lung & Chest Tumours

  • Subject Editor: Martin Reck, Germany

Melanoma & Skin Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Olivier Michielin, Switzerland


  • Subject Editor: Matthias Preusser, Austria
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Michael Weller, Switzerland

Sarcoma & GIST

  • Subject Editor: Jean-Yves Blay, France
  • Deputy Subject Editor: Silvia Stacchiotti, Italy

Supportive & Palliative Care

  • Subject Editor, Supportive Care: Karin Jordan, Germany
  • Subject Editor, Palliative Care: Carla Ripamonti, Italy

International Coordinator of Guidelines adaptation in Asia Pacific

  • Takayuki Yoshino, Japan

Latest update: January 2019