Christoph Renner

ESMO National Representative in Switzerland

Term 2017 – 2018
Address Oncology Center Hirslanden
Oncology Center Zurich



Prof. Christoph Renner has been working as practice partner at the OnkoZentrum Zurich and OnkoZentrum Hirslanden (Zurich) since January 2013, after a seven year experience at the University Hospital in Zurich, where he served as Senior Consultant at the Oncology Department (2005-2008), acting Director of the Hematology Department (2008-2009) and then Head of the Internal Medicine – Oncology Department and Cancer Center (2010-2012). 

Prof. Renner studied medicine at the University of Cologne, Germany, and also completed his internship and residency in Germany, at the Saarland University Medical School in Homburg. He gained his Board certification in Internal Medicine in 2001 and in Hematology/Oncology in 2003; in the same year he was appointed Full Professor in Internal Medicine and Immunotherapy. He is currently Professor of Medical Oncology at the Hospital University Basel.

Prof. Renner is actively involved in the development of new therapeutic approaches in Medical Oncology and interested in the  treatment of rare diseases and distribution of new technologies, such as adoptive T-cell technology and check-point blockade inhibitors.

Member of ESMO since 2003, he holds numerous national and international professional memberships, such as the Swiss Society of Medical Oncology (SSMO), the Swiss Society of Hematology (SSH), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the German Society for Hematology and Medical Oncology (DGHO).

Prof. Renner has authored over 120 peer-reviewed publications, reviews and book chapters.