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The Global Policy Committee represents the global arm of ESMO’s public policy initiatives. The Committee reports to the ESMO Public Policy Steering Committee and addresses policy issues related to the practice and profession of medical oncology. The Committee works closely with the World Health Organization and leads multi-stakeholder projects that focus on key international issues such as cancer prevention, access to cancer treatment, and cancer control. Through collaboration with ESMO’s global network of oncology societies, the Committee facilitates the sharing of knowledge, resources, and best practices worldwide.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Supporting ESMO members and oncology specialists worldwide
  • Creating a platform to share knowledge and best practices globally
  • Researching and providing data on critical oncology issues


Chair, Deputy Chair and committee members representing major geographical regions


  • Rosa Giuliani, United Kingdom

Deputy Chair

  • Eduardo Cazap, Argentina

Committee Members

  • Sana Al Sukhun, Jordan
  • Soe Aung, Myanmar  
  • Gouri Shankar Bhattacharyya, India    
  • James Cleary, USA 
  • Giuseppe Curigliano, Italy
  • Nagi El Saghir, Lebanon
  • Ahmed Elzawawy, Egypt
  • Alexandru Eniu,Romania
  • André Ilbawi, Switzerland
  • David Kerr, United Kingdom  
  • Jose M Martin-Moreno, Spain
  • Sumitra Thongprasert, Thailand  

Last update: January 2019

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