Jean-Pierre Droz

Past President

Biographical Info
Jean-Pierre Droz has obtained his M.D. degree in 1975 at the Paris-VI University School of Medicine, his Ph.D. at the Lyon-1 Claude-Bernard University. He was formerly Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the Institut Gustave-Roussy in Villejuif and thereafter Chairman of the Department of Medical Oncology, Director of Teaching Program at the Centre Léon-Bérard in Lyon and Professor of Medical Oncology at the Claude-Bernard-Lyon1 University. Since September 2008 he is Emeritus Professor at the Claude-Bernard-Lyon1 University, Lyon-Est School of Medicine, and Associate Researcher at the Research Unit Cancer & Environment, Centre Léon-Bérard, Lyon, France. Since January 2010 he is attending physician of medical oncology at the University Hospital in Cayenne (French Guiana) and is teaching at the French Guiana and West Indies University Medical School. He is Associate Researcher at the Amazonian Ecosystems and Tropical Diseases Unit EA 3593 of the French Guiana University. His major subjects of clinical research are: Genito-Urinary tumours, mainly Germ-Cell Tumours and Prostate Cancer, Geriatric Oncology and Endocrine Tumours medical treatment. He was the chairman of the Genito-Urinary Tumour Group (GETUG) of the French Comprehensive Cancer Centre Network (1994-1999). He was president of the SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology) in 1996-1998. He served as member of the Geriatric Oncology Board and president of Rare Cancer Program Task Force of the French National Cancer Institute. He is member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) since 1984. He received in 2017 the BJ Kennedy ASCO Award for scientific excellence in Geriatric Oncology. He has managed and/or participated to more than 80 clinical trials. He has published more than 250 manuscripts in international peer-reviewed journals. He has participated to more than fifty chapters in books and has edited a textbook on uncommon cancers (2010), a textbook on GU cancers in elderly patients (2013) and a textbook on Tropical Hematology and Oncology (2015). Since 2010 he is involved in the organization of oncology in the French Guiana and manages patients with cancer in Cayenne University Hospital and Hospital at Saint-Laurent du Maroni. He is member of the French Society of Tropical Medicine and of the African Organisation for Research and Training in Cancer (AORTIC). His interests concern prostate cancer treatment, Geriatric Oncology and now the management of cancers and malignant haematological diseases in the tropical area.