Martinne Piccart, MD, PhD

Martine J. Piccart, MD, PhD, is Professor of Oncology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium, and Director of Medicine at the Institut Jules Bordet.

She is co-founder and chair of the Breast International Group (BIG), uniting 55 academic research groups from around the world, running over 30 trials, and developing numerous research programs. AURORA, a study to better understand metastatic breast cancer, is the most ambitious of these.Dr. Piccart has been President of the European Cancer Organisation (ECCO) since January, 2014. She is past-president of the EORTC, immediate past-president of the European Society for Medical Oncology and served on the ASCO Board. Author or co-author of more than 470 peer-reviewed publications, she has received numerous prestigious awards, including the Jill Rose Award, the William L. McGuire Award, the Umberto Veronesi Award for the Future Fight against Cancer, and 2013 David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award.