Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD
Professor of Oncology, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Director of Medicine, Jules Bordet Institute; Brussels, Belgium
Internationally recognized as an advocate of worldwide scientific collaboration, Dr. Piccart is one of the foremost researchers in the fields of clinical trials and drug development, primarily concerning breast cancer. Her research interests include optimizing genetic profiling of breast cancer subtypes to enhance cancer diagnosis techniques and to improve treatment strategies and regimens.
Dr. Piccart has established multiple international avenues to facilitate collaboration within cancer research. In 1996, she founded the Brussels-based Breast International Group (BIG), focused on fostering internationally collaborative clinical trials, and also established the more translational cancer research-based organization, TRANSBIG. Together, these groups have formed multi-national and multi-institutional trial collaborations, which have led to more robust and clinically meaningful trials.
2013 David Karnofsky Award (ASCO June Meeting)2012-2013 President of the European Society of Medical Oncology2010 European Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Award2009 Fellow, European Academy of Cancer Sciences2009 W. L. McGuire Award for excellence in Breast Cancer Research2009 Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement2006 Member of the Académie royale de Médecine de Belgique2006 ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award in Breast Cancer Research2006-2009 President, European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer2006 Claude Jacquillat Award for Achievements in Clinical Oncology2005 Jacqueline Seroussi Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research Award1999 Founder of the Breast International Group (BIG aisbl)1997 European Society of Medical Oncology Award1993 PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles1978 MD, Université Libre de Bruxelles