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Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD

Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD

Jules Bordet Institute
Brussels, Belgium

Class of 2013

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.

Career Highlights

2020 Giants of Cancer Care, OncLive®
2018 KNAW Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Award
2018 Léopold Griffuel Award
2017-2020 Board of Directors, AACR
2017 St. Gallen Breast Cancer Award
2015 Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in Clinical Research
2013 David Karnofsky Award (ASCO June Meeting)
2012 Umberto Veronesi Award for the Future Fight Against Breast Cancer
2012-2013 President of the European Society of Medical Oncology
2010 European Institute of Oncology Breast Cancer Award
2009 Fellow, European Academy of Cancer Sciences
2009 W. L. McGuire Award for excellence in Breast Cancer Research
2009 Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement
2006 Member of the Académie Royale de Médecine de Belgique
2006 ESMO Lifetime Achievement Award in Breast Cancer Research
2006-2009 President, European Organization for the Research and Treatment of Cancer
2006 Claude Jacquillat Award for Achievements in Clinical Oncology
2005 Jacqueline Seroussi Memorial Foundation for Cancer Research Award
1999 Founder of the Breast International Group (BIG aisbl)
1997 European Society of Medical Oncology Award
1993 PhD, Université Libre de Bruxelles
1978 MD, Université Libre de Bruxelles