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Professor Florian Lordick

University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Florian Lordick, MD, PhD, is Professor of Oncology and Director of the University Cancer Centre Leipzig (UCCL) at the University Hospital Leipzig in Germany. Professor Lordick completed his medical training at the universities of Regensburg and Munich in Germany, and Lausanne in Switzerland. He gained board certifications in internal medicine, haematology, and medical oncology, and in 2002 he was appointed consultant physician at the Technical University of Munich. In July 2007 he was nominated Assistant Professor and Head of the Outpatient Department at the National Centre for Tumour Diseases, University of Heidelberg, Germany; in 2009 he was appointed Head of Haematology and Oncology at the Klinikum Braunschweig in Braunschweig, Germany, and Associate Professor at Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. He took up his current posts as Full Professor at the University of Leipzig and Director of the UCCL in 2012.

Professor Lordick is a member of the Board of Directors of the German Cancer Society and Secretary of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group. In 2015 he was elected as incoming President of the International Gastric Cancer Association (IGCA) and as Congress Chair of the 2019 International Gastric Cancer Congress, to be held in Prague.

Professor Lordick’s scientific focus is on clinical and translational research in gastrointestinal cancer, the optimization of multimodal care, new drug development, molecular imaging, and response prediction. He has authored or co-authored more than 200 articles on gastrointestinal cancer; he is co-editor of a number of important international oncology journals and a reviewer for international and national research and funding societies.

Articles commented by Professor Lordick