ESMO 2019: Scientific Committee

Basic science

  • Chair: Caroline Dive, Manchester, UK
  • Geneviève Almouzni, Paris, France
  • Carlos Caldas, Cambridge, UK
  • Ivan Dikic, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Iain Hagan, Manchester, UK
  • Thomas Helleday, Sheffield, UK
  • Steve Jackson, Cambridge, UK
  • Yardena Samuels, Rehovot, Israel
  • Joan Seoane, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sheila Singh, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Therese Sørlie, Oslo, Norway
  • Charles Swanton, London, UK 

Breast cancer, early stage

  • Chair: Angelo, Di Leo, Prato, Italy
  • Charlotte Coles, Cambridge, UK
  • Javier Cortes, Madrid, Spain
  • Giuseppe Curigliano, Milan, Italy
  • Carsten Denkert, Berlin, Germany
  • Véronique Diéras, Rennes, France
  • Oreste Davide Gentilini, Milan, Italy
  • Wolfang Janni, Ulm, Germany
  • Jos Jonkers, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Stefano Piccolo, Padua, Italy
  • Philip Poortmans, Paris, France
  • Aleix Prat, Barcelona, Spain
  • Nitzan Rosenfeld, Cambridge, UK 

Breast cancer, metastatic

  • Chair: Rebecca Dent, Singapore
  • Fabrice André, Villejuif, France
  • Fatima Cardoso, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Lisa Carey, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Clare Isacke, London, UK
  • Sung Bae Kim, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • Sherko Kümmel, Essen, Germany
  • Sibylle Loibl, Neu-Isenburg, Germany
  • Miguel Martin, Madrid , Spain
  • Ann H. Partridge, Boston, MA, USA
  • Jorge Reis Filho, New York, NY, USA
  • Nick Turner, London, UK
  • Jelle Wesseling, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

CNS tumours

  • Chair: Martin van den Bent, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Nicolaus Andratschke, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Anna Sophie Berghoff, Vienna, Austria
  • Alba A. Brandes, Bologna, Italy
  • Philip De Witt Hamer, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • François Ducray, Lyon, France
  • Dominique Figarella-Branger, Marseille, France
  • Roger Henriksson, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Emilie Le Rhun, Lille, France
  • Stefan Pfister, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Matthias Preusser, Vienna, Austria
  • Simone Niclou, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Michael, Weller, Zurich, Switzerland 

Developmental therapeutics

  • Chair: Emiliano Calvo, Madrid, Spain
  • Tobias Arkenau, London, UK
  • Udai Banerji, London, UK
  • Jan Bussink, Nijmegen, Netherlands
  • Muriel Cuendet, Geneva, Switzerland
  • Christian Dittrich, Vienna, Austria
  • Elena Garralda, Barcelona, Spain
  • Ulrik Lassen, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Christophe Le Tourneau, Paris, France
  • Christophe Massard, Villejuif, France
  • Jacques Neefjes, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Christian Rolfo, Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Stefan Sleijfer, Rotterdam, Netherlands 

Gastrointestinal tumours, colorectal

  • Chair: Claus-Henning Koehne, Oldenburg,  Germany
  • Frédéric Bibeau, Caen, France
  • Papamichail Demetris, Nicosia, Cyprus
  • Hauke Lang, Mainz, Germany
  • Tim Maughan, Oxford, UK
  • Jens Ricke, Munich, Germany
  • Ramon Salazar, Barcelona, Spain
  • Owen Sansom, Glasgow, UK
  • David Sebag-Montefiore, Leeds, UK
  • Alexander Stein, Hamburg, Germany
  • Julien Taieb, Paris, France
  • Livio Trusolino, Turin, Italy
  • Richard Wilson, Belfast, UK
  • Yoshino Takayuki, Kashiwa, Japan 

Gastrointestinal tumours, non-colorectal

  • Chair: Ian Chau, Sutton, UK
  • Andrew Biankin, Glasgow, UK
  • Giovanni Brandi, Bologna, Italy
  • Stefano Cascinu, Modena, Italy
  • Michel Ducreux, Villejuif, France
  • Rebecca Fitzgerald, Cambridge, UK
  • Maarten Hulshof, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Kei Muro, Aichi, Japan
  • Markus Moehler, Mainz, Germany
  • Eileen Mary O’Reilly, New York, NY, USA
  • Russell Petty, Dundee, UK
  • Per Pfeiffer, Odense, Denmark
  • Ana Cristina Raimundo, Lisbon, Portugal
  • John Reynolds, Dublin, Ireland
  • David Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA
  • Genitourinary tumours, prostate
  • Track Chair: Johann S. de Bono, Sutton, UK
  • Hashim Ahmed, London, UK
  • Andrea Alimonti, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Gert Attard, Sutton, UK
  • Aristotelis Bamias, Athens, Greece
  • Ronald De Wit, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Eleni Efstathiou, Houston, TX, USA
  • Karim Fizazi, Villejuif, France
  • Henrik Grönberg, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Joaquin Mateo, Barcelona, Spain
  • Chris Parker, Sutton, UK
  • Scott Tomlins, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • Tapio Visakorpi, Tampere, Finland 

Genitourinary tumours, non-prostate

  • Chair: Laurence Albiges, Villejuif, France
  • Joaquim Bellmunt, Boston, MA, USA
  • Axel Bex, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Eva Comperat, Paris, France
  • Maria De Santis, Coventry, UK
  • Rachel Giles, Utercht, Netherlands
  • Yohann Loriot, Villejuif, France
  • Andrea Necchi, Milan, Italy
  • Jan Oldenburg, Oslo, Norway
  • Camillo Porta, Pavia, Italy
  • Thomas Powles, London, UK
  • Javier Puente, Madrid, Spain
  • Wolfgang A. Schulz, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Bertrand Tombal, Brussels, Belgium 

Gynaecological cancers

  • Chair: Ana Oaknin, Barcelona, Spain
  • Susana Banerjee, London, UK
  • Robert Coleman, Houston, TX, USA
  • Carien Creutzberg, Leiden, Netherlands
  • Leonor David, Porto, Portugal
  • Antonio González-Martin, Navarra, Spain
  • Charlie Gourley, Edinburgh, UK
  • Jonathan Ledermann, London, UK
  • Domenica Lorusso, Milan, Italy
  • Sven Mahner, Munich, Germany
  • Mansoor Mirza, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Isabelle Ray-Coquard, Lyon, France 

Haematological malignancies

  • Chair: Michele Ghielmini, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • Christian Buske, Ulm, Germany
  • Andrew Davies, Southampton, UK
  • Ruud Delwel, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Meletios Dimopoulos, Athens, Greece
  • Andrea Riccardo Filippi, Pavia, Italy
  • Maria Gomes da Silva, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Marco Ladetto, Alessandria, Italy
  • Steven Le Gouill, Nantes, France
  • Markus Manz, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Letitia Quintanilla Fend, Tuebingen, Germany
  • Liran Shlush, Rehovot, Israel
  • Maria José Terol, Valencia, Spain 

Head and neck cancer

  • Chair: Lisa Licitra, Milan, Italy
  • Pierre Blanchard, Villejuif, France
  • Cédric Blanpain, Brussels, Belgium
  • Irene Braña, Barcelona, Spain
  • Loris De Cecco, Milan, Italy
  • Kevin Harrington, London, UK
  • Laura Locati, Milan, Italy
  • Jean-Pascal Machiels, Brussels, Belgium
  • Hisham Mehanna, Birmingham, UK
  • Marco Merlano, Cuneo, Italy
  • Sjoukje Oosting, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Amanda Psyrri, Athens, Greece
  • Ingeborg Tinhofer, Berlin, Germany 

Immunotherapy of cancer

  • Chair: Aurélien Marabelle, Villejuif, France
  • François Ghiringhelli, Dijon, France
  • John Haanen, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Fernanda Herrera, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Roch Houot, Rennes, France
  • Athanasios Kotsakis, Heraklion, Greece
  • Michal Lotem, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Antonia Maria Mueller, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Daniel Peeper, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Rolf A. Stahel, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Inge-Marie Svane, Herlev, Denmark
  • Fiona Thistlethwaite, Manchester, UK 

Melanoma and other skin tumours

  • Chair: Piotr Rutkowski, Warsaw, Poland
  • David Adams, Cambridge, UK
  • Paolo Ascierto, Naples, Italy
  • Bartosz Chmielowski, Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Reinhard Dummer, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Georgina Long, Sydney, Australia
  • Paul Lorigan, Manchester, UK
  • Salvador Martin-Algarra, Navarra, Spain
  • Daniela Massi, Florence, Italy
  • Olivier Michielin, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Caroline Robert, Villejuif, France
  • Marisol Soengas, Madrid, Spain
  • Alexander van Akkooi, Amsterdam, Netherlands 

NETs and endocrine tumours

  • Chair: George Pentheroudakis, Ioannina, Greece
  • Eric Baudin, Villejuif, France
  • Lisa Bodei, New York, NY, USA
  • Nicola Fazio, Milan, Italy
  • Andreja Friling, London, UK
  • Rocio Garcia Carbonero, Madrid, Spain
  • Enrique Grande, Madrid, Spain
  • Andreas Kjaer, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Massimo Milione, Milan, Italy
  • Marianne Pavel, Erlangen, Germany
  • Mark A. Rubin, Bern, Switzerland
  • Eva Segelov, Clayton, Australia
  • Cristina Thirlwell, London, UK
  • Christos Toumpanakis, London, UK 

Non-metastatic NSCLC and other thoracic malignancies

  • Chair: Paul Van Schil, Edegem, Belgium
  • Thierry Berghmans, Brussels, Belgium
  • Rafal Dziadziuszko, Gdansk, Poland
  • Wilfried Eberhardt, Essen, Germany
  • Corinne Faivre-Finn, Manchester, UK
  • Enriqueta Felip, Barcelona, Spain
  • Lizza E. Hendriks, Maastricht, Netherlands
  • Silvia Novello, Orbassano, Italy
  • Patrick Pauwels, Antwerp, Belgium
  • Johan Vansteenkiste, Leuven, Belgium
  • Ad Verhagen, Nijmegen, Netherlands 

NSCLC, metastatic

  • Chair: Tony SK Mok, Hong Kong, China
  • Arie Admon, Haifa, Israel
  • Benjamin Besse, Villejuif, France
  • Federico Cappuzzo, Ravenna, Italy
  • Simon Ekman, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Marina Garassino, Milan, Italy
  • Pasi Jänne, Boston, MA, USA
  • Françoise Mornex, Lyon, France
  • Luis Paz-Ares, Madrid, Spain
  • Sanjay Popat, London, UK
  • Daniel Tan, Singapore
  • Roman Thomas, Cologne, Germany
  • Yasushi Yatabe, Aichi, Japan 

Public policy

  • Chair: Elisabeth de Vries, Groningen, Netherlands
  • Lieven Annemans , Ghent, Belgium
  • José María Borrás, Barcelona, Spain
  • Paolo Casali, Milan, Italy
  • Ferry Eskens, Rotterdam, Netherlands
  • Bill Evans, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Bengt Jönsson, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Jose Maria Martin Moreno, Valencia, Spain
  • Elias Mossialos, London, UK
  • Francesco Perrone, Naples, Italy
  • Vlad Voiculescu, Branesti, Romania 

Sarcoma

  • Chair: Sebastian Bauer, Essen, Germany
  • Olivier Delattre, Paris, France
  • Suzanne George, Boston, MA, USA
  • François Gouin, Nantes, France
  • Rick Haas, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Robin Jones, London, UK
  • Daniela Katz, Jerusalem, Israel
  • Javier Martin Broto, Seville, Spain
  • Giannis Mountzios, Athens, Greece
  • Hans Ulrich Schildhaus, Goettingen, Germany
  • Silvia Stacchiotti, Milan, Italy
  • Eleni Tomazou, Vienna, Austria
  • Maud Toulmonde, Bordeaux, France 

Supportive and palliative care

  • Chair: Florian Scotté, Paris, France
  • Matti Aapro, Genolier, Switzerland
  • Paolo Bossi, Milan, Italy
  • Fabio Gomes, Manchester, UK
  • Joern Herrstedt, Odense, Denmark
  • Karin Jordan, Heidelberg, Germany
  • Stein Kaasa, Oslo, Norway
  • Vincent Launay-Vacher, Paris, France
  • Dominique Lossignol, Brussels, Belgium
  • Carla Ripamonti, Milan, Italy
  • Anton Snegovoy, Moscow, Russian Federation 

Translational Research

  • Chair (EACR): Alberto Bardelli, Turin, Italy
  • Chair (ESMO): Sabine Linn, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • René Bernards, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Cathrin Brisken, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • Vincenzo Costanzo, Milan, Italy
  • Rodrigo Dienstmann, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dennis Y.M. Lo, Hong Kong, China
  • Serena Nik-Zainal, Cambridge, UK
  • Sergio Quezada, London, UK
  • Maria Rescigno, Milan, Italy
  • Pierre Saintigny, Lyon, France
  • Michael Speicher, Graz, Austria
  • Bakhos A. Tannous, Boston, MA, USA