Dr Matti Aapro, MD

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Genolier Cancer Center, Genolier, Switzerland

Dr Aapro is Medical Oncologist and Director at the Genolier Cancer Center, Genolier, Switzerland. From 2010 to 2022, he was President of the European Cancer Organisation (ECO).

Dr Aapro obtained his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland, and was a Fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA. Later, he became the founding Chair of the Medical and Radiation Therapy Department at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy. Presently, Dr Aapro is Executive Board Member of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) and Scientific Advisor to the European School of Oncology (ESO). He is also President of Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) and past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC). Dr Aapro has been a member of the Board of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and the Board of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO).

He is Honorary Editor of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, Editor of the Journal of Cancer Policy and Founding Editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology. Dr Aapro has authored more than 350 publications and his area of interests include new drug development, breast cancer, cancer in the elderly and supportive care.