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Dr. Matti S. Aapro: Editor-in-Chief

Clinique de Genolier

Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute

Genolier, Switzerland

Dr. Matti Aapro received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland. He was a fellow at the Arizona Cancer Center in Tucson and was the founding chair of the Medical and Radiation Therapy Department at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan.

Dr. Aapro is presently Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute, Genolier, Switzerland. He serves the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) as Executive Board Member. He was member of the Board of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC). He is past-President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and is now on its Board of Directors for 2012-2014.

Dr. Aapro chaired the scientific and organizing committees of UICC’s (International Union against Cancer) World Cancer Congress of 2008 in Geneva, and 2010 in Shenzhen, China. A member of ESMO 2012 and EMCC 2013 (European Multidisciplinary Cancer Congress) Scientific Committees, he also coordinates the SPCC programme of the European School of Oncology. Dr. Aapro is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, Associate Editor of Annals of Oncology, and Associate Editor for the geriatric section of the Oncologist. He is founding editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology. He has authored more than 250 publications and his major interests are new drug development, breast cancer, cancer in the elderly, and supportive care.

Dr. Aapro has received the 2010 Acta Oncologica Award and the 2012 ASCO B.J. Kennedy prize.


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