European Cancer Organisation

Alexander Eggermont

Alexander M. M. Eggermont is Full Professor of Surgical Oncology at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. He is also Head of the Department of Surgical Oncology at the University Hospital of Rotterdam, Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center, The Netherlands.
He studied Medicine at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and in 1987 completed his Ph.D. Thesis on interferon in the treatment of Cancer, at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Since 1988, Alexander M.M Eggermont has worked as a surgeon at the Danile den Hoed Cancer Center and was awarded the Dutch Cancer Society Chair of Experimental Surgical Oncology in 1997. In 2003, he was appointed Full Professor and Head of Surgical Oncology at the Erasmus University Medical Center – Daniel den Hoed Cancer Center.
He has long associations with the EORTC having served as President (2003 – 2006), Secretary General (1997-2000) and as Chairman of the EORTC Clinical Research Report Division and the EORTC Melanoma Group (1994-2000).
He is Past President of EORTC, Chair of the Steering Committte of the EORTC Network of Core Institutions and an active member of the EORTC Melanoma Group.
Alexander M. M. Eggermont has received a number of awards for his scientific accomplishments such as the Joseph Maisin Honorary Chair at the Catholique University of Leuven, Belgium and the Oswald van der Veken Award by the National Academy of Sciences, Belgium and has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, monographs and book chapters.