ESMO Faculty

The ESMO Faculty combines ESMO members with special expertise in medical oncology or related fields, thus to promote a multidisciplinary approach to cancer. All Faculty members are committed to helping ESMO with its educational responsibilities.

Key Activities and responsibilities

  • Presenting at congresses and educational meetings
  • Reviewing clinical guidelines
  • Acting as ESMO spokespersons towards external partners and the media
  • Collaborating in drafting the Educational programme of the ESMO congress


  • Composed of 18 topic groups with its own Faculty Coordinator
  • One Faculty Coordinator for each group to represent the group within the Educational Committee (EDC) and acts as a liaison between the EDC and the group members
  • Appointed by the Educational Committee/Steering Committee on the basis of their expertise

ESMO Faculty Group/Speciality and Faculty coordinator

  • Head and Neck Cancer M. Merlano, IT
  • Lung and other Thoracic Tumours M. Reck, DE
  • Gastro-Intestinal Tumours A. Sobrero, IT
  • Breast Cancer F. Cardoso, PT
  • Gynecologic Cancer J. Ledermann, UK
  • Genitourinary Cancer B. Escudier, FR
  • Sarcoma JY. Blay, FR
  • Hematologic Malignancy M. Dreyling, DE
  • Principles of Clinical Trials and Systemic Therapy C. Dittrich, AT
  • Cancer Research R. Marais, UK
  • Cancer Prevention P. Boyle, FR
  • Elderly G. Zulian, CH
  • Supportive and Palliative Care J. Herrstedt, DK
  • Cancer Genetics P. Laurent-Puig, FR
  • CNS Tumors M. Weller, CH
  • CUP, Endocrine Tumours and others N. Fazio, IT
  • Melanoma R. Dummer, CH
  • Tumours Immunology and Immunotherapy, J. Haanen, NL

Last update: February 2016