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Meet the Scientist

The Breast International Group would like to introduce you to the talented scientists doing BIG research all over the world. In that spirit, please discover here after our series of  "Meet the Scientist" profiles.




Dr Alastair Thompson

Professor of Surgical Oncology
Dundee Cancer Centre, University of Dundee, UK



Dr Dimitrios Zardavas

Scientific Advisor, Breast International Group, Brussels, Belgium



Prof Fabrice André

Professor of Medical Oncology at Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France


Dr Fatima Cardoso

Head, Breast Cancer Unit & Breast Cancer Research Director
Champalimaud Cancer Center, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr Boon Chua

Dr Boon Chua

Director, Breast Service, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, Melbourne, Australia



Dr Giuseppe Curigliano

Director, Early Drug Development for Innovative Therapies Division, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy


Kristel Engelen

A Clinical Trial Project Manager - AURORA, BIG Headquarters, Belgium



Dr Karen Gelmon

Professor of Medicine at the University of British Columbia and Medical Oncologist at BC Cancer Agency, Vancouver Cancer Centre, Canada


Dr Michael Gnant

Professor of Surgery, Medical University of Vienna
President, Austrian Breast & Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG)




Alexandre Irrthum, PhD

Bioinformatician / Cancer Geneticist, AURORA, BIG Headquarters, Belgium


Dr Sibylle Loibl

Co-Chair of the German Breast Group (GBG) and Associate Professor at the University of Frankfurt, Germany



Marion Maetens, PhD

Molecular Biologist
Jules Bordet Institute and Breast International Group, Brussels, Belgium


Dr Olivia Pagani

Clinical Director of the Breast Unit of Southern Switzerland
Responsible for Breast Cancer at the Institute of Oncology of Southern Switzerland



Dr Roberto Salgado

Consultant Pathologist for the Breast International Group & Surgical Pathologist, GZA, Antwerp Belgium





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