Alexander Eggermont, MD, PhD


Full Professor of Oncology (classe exceptionnelle) (2012-20) at the Paris-Sud University in Paris, France. Full Professor of Surgical Oncology (2003-2016) as well as Endowed Professor of International Networking in Cancer Research (2011-2020) at Erasmus University MC Rotterdam, Netherlands. Joseph Maisin Chair in Oncology at Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium. PhD in tumor immunology at Erasmus University Rotterdam (1987) and Fellow of the NCI Surgery Branch (head: S.A. Rosenberg), Bethesda, USA

Specialties: Clinical specialties include immunotherapy, melanoma, sarcoma, general drug development. Basic research: tumor immunology, advanced in vivo imaging models and tumor pathophysiology. Scientific Output: author or co-author of > 800 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters and monographs. 36 PhD theses have originated in his clinical, translational and basic research programs at the Erasmus University MC Rotterdam. H-index: 85; > 34000 citations

International functions

  • President European Academy of Cancer Sciences
  • President Cancer Core Europe (Gustave Roussy – Cambridge Cancer Center - NKI Amsterdam- Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology- Istituto Nazionale Tumori de Milano- Karolinsk Institutet – DKFZ/NCT Heidelberg)
  • ECCO: Past President of ECCO (the European CanCer Organization)
  • EORTC: Past President of EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer), past Chairman of the Melanoma Group and current Chair of the Adjuvant Tx Committee
  • ASCO: Past Member Board of Directors of ASCO (Surgery Chair) and JCO Editorial Board
  • AACR: Past Deputy Editor of Clinical Cancer Research
  • Deutsche Krebshilfe: Chair International Jury for Comprehensive Cancer Centres Program
  • FNCLCC/Unicancer: Vice-President French Federation of Cancer Centers, Chair Research
  • Member Board of Trustees CRUK since 2016
  • Member (oncology) Wissenschaftsrat (DFG), Germany since 2017
  • European Journal of Cancer: Editor-in-Chief since 01-01-2011

Societal Awards:
Légion d’Honneur, France (2015)

Alexander Eggermont