European Cancer Organisation

Nadia Harbeck, MCCR Workshop Director-Elect

Nadia Harbeck, MD, PhD

Nadia HarbeckNadia Harbeck, MD, PhD, is head of the Breast Center and holds the chair for Conservative Oncology at the Dept. of OB&GYN, University of Munich (LMU), Germany. She obtained her specialist degree (OB&GYN) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and her medical degree from the University of Munich.

Professor Harbeck is a member of the expert panel issuing the yearly updated evidence-based AGO Guidelines for breast cancer therapy in Germany ( She is scientific director of the West German Study Group (WSG, From 2009-2015, she served on the executive board of the EORTC. Prof. Harbeck is principal investigator or steering committee member of numerous national and international clinical breast cancer trials, particularly with novel targeted compounds. Her translational research focuses on prognostic and predictive factors in breast cancer and other solid tumours. She also has a special interest in eHealth and is co-founder of CANKADO (, a digital patient diary.

Professor Harbeck has authored more than 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals (cumulative impact factor >1800) and is coordinating editor-in-chief of Breast Care. For her clinical translational research, she has received numerous awards, including the 2015 Bavarian Cancer Patient Award, the 2012 Claudia von Schilling Award, the 2008 EBCC Award (Emmanuel van der Schueren Lecture), the 2002 AGO Schmidt-Matthiesen Award, a 2001 AACR Award, and the 2001 ASCO Fellowship Merit Award for the highest ranking abstract submitted. Professor Harbeck has been a EC or SC member for numerous national and international conferences. In 2011, she co-chaired the Third IMPAKT Meeting, and the EORTC-NCI-ASCO Meeting on Molecular Markers. She is a panel member several international breast cancer consensus conferences such as the St. Gallen Meeting, Breast Cancer in Young Women (BCY) or Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC Lisbon).

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