ESMO Asia 2016

ESMO and Congress President

  • Fortunato Ciardiello, Naples, Italy

Scientific Committee 

  • Chair: Rolf A. Stahel, Zurich, Switzerland
  • Co-Chair: Hyun Cheol Chung, Seoul, Korea

Educational Committee

  • Chair: Andrés Cervantes, Valencia, Spain
  • Co-Chair: Yi-Long Wu, Guangzhou, China

Local Officer

  • Ravindran Kanesvaran, Singapore

Press Officer

  • Solange Peters, Lausanne, Switzerland

Scientific Committee

Basic science and translational research

  • Richard Marais, Manchester, UK, Chair
  • Anton Berns, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • David Huang, Melbourne, Australia
  • Seock-Ah Im, Seoul, Korea
  • Hitoshi Nakagama, Tokyo, Japan
  • Ruth Palmer, Umeå, Sweden
  • Joan Seoane, Barcelona, Spain
  • Sheila Singh, Hamilton, ON, Canada
  • Britta Weigelt, New York, NY, US

Breast cancer

  • Rebecca Dent, Singapore, Chair
  • Fabrice André, Villejuif, France
  • Fatima Cardoso, Lisbon, Portugal
  • Sung Bae Kim, Korea
  • Sherene Loi, Australia

CNS tumours

  • Martin Taphoorn, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Chair
  • Alba Brandes, Bologna, Italy
  • Rakesh Jalali, Mumbai, India
  • Ryo Nishikawa, Saitama, Japan
  • Michael Weller, Zurich, Switzerland

Developmental therapeutics

  • Jean-Pierre Delord, Toulouse, France, Chair
  • Daniel Tan, Singapore
  • Jin Li, Shanghai, China
  • Lilian Siu, Toronto, Canada
  • Violetta Serra, Val d’Herbron, Spain
  • Olivier Rixe, Albuquerque, NM, US

Gastrointestinal tumours

  • Dirk Arnold, Lisbon, Portugal, Chair
  • Ian Chau, Sutton, UK
  • Tae Won Kim, Seoul, Korea
  • Florian Lordick, Leipzig, Germany
  • Atsushi Ohtsu, Kashiwa, Japan
  • Tim Price, Adelaide, Australia
  • Eric Van Cutsem, Leuven, Belgium

Genitourinary tumours

  • Sun Young Rha, Seoul, Korea, Chair
  • Joaquim Bellmunt, Boston, MA, US
  • Bernard Escudier, Villejuif, France
  • Ian Davis, Melbourne, Australia
  • Daniel Y.C. Heng, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Ravindran Kanesvaran, Singapore
  • Bin Tean The, Singapore 

Gynaecological cancers

  • Michael Friedlander, Sydney, Australia, Chair
  • David Bowtell, Melbourne, Australia
  • Keiichi Fujiwara, Saitama, Japan
  • Jonathan Ledermann, London, UK
  • Cristiana Sessa, Bellinzona, Switzerland
  • David SP Tan, Singapore

Haematological malignancies

  • Zhi-Ming Li, Guangzhou, China, Chair
  • Christian Buske, DE
  • Won Seog Kim, Seoul, Korea
  • Yok-Lam Kwong, Hong Kong, China
  • Owen A. O'Connor, New York, NY, US
  • Hui-Lai Zhang, CN

Head and neck cancer

  • Lisa Licitra, Milan, Italy, Chair
  • Anthony T.C. Chan, Hong Kong, China
  • Anil D’Cruz, Mumbai, India
  • Vincent Grégoire, Brussels, Belgium
  • Hisham Mehanna, Birmingham, UK
  • Amanda Psyrri, Athens, Greece
  • Makoto Tahara, Tokyo, Japan

Immunotherapy of cancer

  • John Haanen, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Chair
  • Yutaka Kawakami, Tokyo, Japan
  • Tony S.K. Mok, Hong Kong, China
  • Han Chong Toh, Singapore 

Melanoma

  • Grant McArthur, Melbourne, Australia, Chair
  • Jun Guo, Beijing, China
  • Georgina Long, Sydney, Australia
  • Paul Lorigan, Manchester, UK
  • Caroline Robert, Villejuif, France

Sarcoma

  • Akira Kawai, Tokyo, Japan, Chair
  • Jean-Yves Blay, Lyon, France
  • Paolo G. Casali, Milan, Italy
  • Dae Geun Jeon, Seoul, South Korea
  • Robin Jones, London, UK
  • Roger Ngan, Hong Kong, China
  • Richard Quek, Singapore
  • Edward Wang, Manila, Philippines 

Supportive & palliative care

  • Kazuo Tamura, Fukuoka, Japan, Chair
  • Matti Aapro, Genolier, Switzerland
  • Alexandre Chan, Singapore
  • Karin Jordan, Halle, Germany
  • Yeur-Hur Lai, Taipei, Taiwan
  • Ian Olver, Adelaide, Australia 

Thoracic cancers

  • Caicun Zhou, Shanghai, China, Chair
  • Myung Ju Ahn, Seoul, Korea
  • Dirk De Ruysscher, Leuven, Belgium
  • Keunchil Park, Seoul, Korea
  • Gregory J. Riely, New York, NY, US
  • Egbert Smit, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Qing Zhou, Guangzhou, China

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