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Florian Lordick

ESMO Executive Board

ESMO Director of Education


University Cancer Center Leipzig
University Clinic Leipzig

Dr. Lordick is a Full Professor of Oncology at Leipzig University, Germany. He is director of the University Cancer Center Leipzig since 2012. In 2018 he was additionally appointed as director of the department of oncology, at the Leipzig University Medical Center, Germany. Since 2020 he also chairs the department of Medicine II (oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, pulmonology, and infectious diseases) at the same institution.

Professor Lordick is a member of the board of directors of the German Cancer Society (DKG). He is chairman of the EORTC GI Tract Cancer Working Group (2018-2020) and since 2020 he is director of education of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO). He is also the current President of the International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA; 2019-2021).

Dr. Lordick’s scientific focus is the clinical and translational research in gastrointestinal cancer. His research is funded by the German Cancer Aid, the German Ministry of Education and Research and by the European Commision. Dr. Lordick has authored and co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed articles. He is editor-in-chief of the Forum (Springer), the official journal of the German Cancer Society, editor of Gastric Cancer (Springer), the official journal of IGCA and he is an editorial board member of Annals of Oncology, the official journal of ESMO.

Last update: June 2020

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