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Florian Lordick k, MD, PhD
University Cancer Center Leipzig (UCCL), Leipzig, Germany
Florian Lordick 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 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 Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) 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 (MHH) 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 (DKG) 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 (IGCC), to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. Since 2017, Professor Lordick is Coordinator of the Gastrointestinal Tumours faculty of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO).
Professor Lordick’s scientific focus is on clinical and translational research in gastrointestinal (GI) cancer, the optimization of multimodal care, new drug development, molecular imaging, and response prediction. He has authored or co-authored more than 225 articles on GI cancer; he is co-editor of a number of important international oncology journals and a reviewer for international and national research and funding societies.