Current Position

President, European Cancer Organization; Executive Board Member, European School of Oncology (ESO); Executive Director, International Society of Geriatric Oncology (SIOG); Founder & Chairman of Eurasian Federation of Oncology; Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute in Genolier, Switzerland.

Special Interest

Oncology, Cancer in the Elderly, Supportive Care and Modern Drug Development.

Education and Professional Experience

He received his Medical Degree at University of Geneva, Switzerland

He was the Fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, USA

Founding Chair of the Medical and Radiation Therapy Department at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Appointments and Memberships

Past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)

Board of the European Organization for Research and and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)

2012: Member of the Scientific Committee of the European Society of Medical Oncology meeting, Vienna, Austria 

2016: Honorary Member of the Russian Society for Clinical Oncology (RUSSCO)

2020-2021: President of the European Cancer Organisation

Member of Board of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO)

Honorary Editor of critical reviews in “Oncology/Hematology”, as well as editor of the “Journal of Geriatric Oncology”, “Journal of Cancer Policy” and the geriatric section of “Oncologist”

He held membership of Editorial Boards  of «Cancer World» and  «Annals of Oncology»

Honorary member of JASCC (Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)

Honorary President of AFSOS (Francophone Association of Oncological Care Support


2010: the 2010 Acta Oncologica Award

2012: the ASCO B.J. Kennedy prize 

2016: the MASCC Distinguished Services Award