Gilberto de Castro Jr.

ESMO National Representative in Brazil

Term 2016 – 2018
Address Instituto do Câncer do Estado de São Paulo (ICESP)
São Paulo



Gilberto de Castro Jr. received his MD degree from the University of Sao Paulo Medical School, Brazil in 1995, and completed his training in Internal Medicine and Clinical Oncology in 2000 at the same University, where he also received his PhD degree in 2009.

He is an ex-fellow of the Medical Oncology Clinic at the Institut Jules Bordet, Brussels, Belgium. He is currently Chief at the Unit of Head and Neck and Thoracic Tumours of the Clinical Oncology Service - Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo, Brazil - the largest cancer center in the South America, and serves as Professor of Oncology at the University of Sao Paulo. He is the Editor of the Head & Neck Cancer section of Current Opinion in Oncology and member of the Editorial Board of some peer-reviewed journals. He has published more than 60 papers in peer-reviewed Journals and 20 book chapters.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and Sociedade Brasileira de Oncologia Clínica (SBOC). His areas of interest include the medical management of head and neck cancer and thoracic malignancies, focusing on the development of molecular targeted therapies, immunotherapy, predictive factors of response to chemotherapy, treatment-related toxicities, supportive care and quality of life studies.

Gilberto de Castro Jr. is currently the ESMO National Representative in Brazil.