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ESMO Guidelines Committee

The ESMO Guidelines Commitee and Guidelines Steering Committee manage the ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) and all related products/activities, which are intended to provide you with a set of recommendations for the best standard of care.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Reviewing, updating and publishing ESMO Clinical Practice Guidelines, Pocket Guidelines and Slide Sets
  • Organising ESMO Consensus Conferences and publishing Consensus Recommendations
  • Disseminating publications in print and online on the Annals of OncologyESMO Open and ESMO websites
  • Organising interactive Guidelines sessions at ESMO congresses


Deputy Chair

  • Emanuela Romano, France

Steering Committee members

  • Christian Buske, Germany
  • Paolo G. Casali, Italy
  • Nathan Cherny, Israel
  • Nicoletta Colombo, Italy
  • Silke Gillessen, Switzerland
  • Karin Jordan, Germany
  • Sibylle Loibl, Germany
  • Jean-Pascal Machiels, Belgium
  • Matthias Preusser, Austria
  • Cristiana Sessa, Switzerland
  • Ross Soo, Singapore
  • Silvia Stacchiotti, Italy
  • Arndt Vogel, Germany

Breast Cancer

  • Subject Editor: Shani Paluch-Shimon, Israel
  • Subject Editor: Nadia Harbeck, Germany

Endocrine and Neuro-endocrine Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Alfredo Berruti, Italy
  • Subject Editor: Angela Lamarca, United Kingdom

Gastrointestinal Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Erika Martinelli, Italy
  • Subject Editor: Elizabeth Smyth, United Kingdom
  • Subject Editor: Michel Ducreux, France

Genitourinary Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Thomas Powles, United Kingdom
  • Subject Editor: Karim Fizazi, France

Gynaecological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Jonathan Ledermann, United Kingdom
  • Subject Editor: Ana Oaknin, Spain

Haematological Malignancies

  • Subject Editor: Mats Jerkeman, Sweden
  • Subject Editor: Andrew Davies, United Kingdom
  • Subject Editor: Francesca Gay, Italy

Head & Neck Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Caroline Even, France

Lung & Chest Tumours

  • Subject Editor: Nicolas Girard, France
  • Subject Editor: Natasha Leighl, Canada
  • Subject Editor: Sanjay Popat, United Kingdom

Melanoma & Skin Cancers

  • Subject Editor: Paolo Ascierto, Italy
  • Subject Editor: Teresa Amaral, Germany


  • Subject Editor: Michael Weller, Switzerland

Sarcoma & GIST

  • Subject Editor: Silvia Stacchiotti, Italy

Supportive & Palliative Care

  • Subject Editor, Supportive Care: Karin Jordan, Germany
  • Subject Editor, Supportive Care: Florian Scotté, France
  • Subject Editor, Supportive Care (Immunotherapy): James Larkin, United Kingdom
  • Subject Editor, Palliative Care: Carla Ripamonti, Italy
  • Subject Editor, Palliative Care: Daniele Santini, Italy

International Coordinator of Guidelines adaptation in Asia Pacific

  • Takayuki Yoshino, Japan

Latest update: February 2023

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