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Florian Lordick

ESMO Executive Board

ESMO Director of Education


University of Leipzig

Dr. Lordick is a Full Professor of Medicine at the University of Leipzig, Germany. He was appointed as Director of the University Cancer Center Leipzig in 2012. Since 2020, he also chairs the Department of Medicine II (oncology, gastroenterology, hepatology, pulmonology, and infectious diseases) at the Leipzig University Medical Center. Additionally, he was appointed as study dean of the medical faculty.

He is the past-chairman of the EORTC GI Tract Cancer Working Group 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).

Dr. Lordick’s scientific focus is on clinical and translational research in gastrointestinal tract cancers. His research is funded by the German Cancer Aid, the German Ministry of Education and Research and by the European Commission. Dr. Lordick has authored and co-authored more than 350 peer-reviewed articles. He was Editor-in-Chief of the Forum (Springer, 2014-2020), and since 2021 he is Deputy-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology (Springer).  He volunteers as Associated Editor of Therapeutic Advances in Medical Oncology (SAGE), Gastric Cancer (Springer) and ESMO Open (Elsevier) as well as an Editorial Board Member of Annals of Oncology (Elsevier).

Last update: January 2022

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