Ahmad Awada

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Ahmad Awada is Head of Medical Oncology Clinic at Jules Bordet Cancer Institute Brussels, Belgium

Professor Ahmad Awada was born in Lebanon and studied Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium. He did a specialisation in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Jules Bordet Institute, in Brussels, until 1992. During his specialisation, he also followed trainings in the clinical development of new anticancer drugs. As a research fellow, he stayed in the Netherlands (New Drug Development Office, Free University, Amsterdam) and in San Antonio, USA (Institute for Drug Development). He focused on the clinical development of new anticancer agents.

Back from the USA at the beginning of 1994, Dr. Awada became Assistant Head of Medical Oncology Clinic, and Head of the New Drugs Development Unit at Jules Bordet Institute, Brussels. Since April 2005, he is the Head of the Medical Oncology Clinic. In addition and from 1st March 2011, Dr Awada was held Associate Head of Medicine Department. He has an important clinical activity in the treatment of solid tumors and in particular breast cancer. Dr. Awada took an active part in the development of new drugs (cytotoxics, molecular-targeted therapies, immunotherapy), some of them already widely used.

Dr. Awada is member of several international scientific societies (ASCO, EORTC, ESMO) and Professor of Clinical Medicine at the Université Libre de Bruxelles.

He published 26 book chapters and 249 articles in international publications.