ESMO Press and Media Affairs Committee

The ESMO Press & Media Affairs Committee works to guarantee the correct positioning of ESMO as the voice of medical oncology in the media.

The ESMO Press & Media Affairs Committee is in charge of developing the ESMO press strategy. This is a permanent body of the Society and collaborates closely with the ESMO Executive Board to ensure that the ESMO positions are promptly and correctly spread for the benefit of professionals and patients alike as well as to improve the context for research against cancer.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Create the internal framework for press activities in line with the Society’s strategy.
  • Provide reliable and independent information and commentary on current medical oncology, cancer and cancer-related issues to allow the community to develop an educated judgement.
  • Identify opportunities and issues where ESMO needs to have its voice heard and correctly understood.
  • Build a network of Society’s spokespersons (Media Ambassadors) and train them to deliver effective messages.
  • Develop the content of the ESMO Events' press programmes. 



  • Stefan Zimmermann, Switzerland

Core Committee members

  • Branislav Bystricky, Slovakia 
  • Carmen Criscitiello, Italy 
  • Alessandra Curioni Fontecedro, Switzerland 
  • Rodrigo Dienstmann, Spain 
  • Ignacio Duran, Spain 
  • Markus Joerger, Switzerland 
  • Angela Lamarca, UK 
  • Matteo Lambertini, Belgium 
  • Dario Trapani, Italy

Extended Committee members

Last update: January 2019