Professor Jean-Yves Blay has been the Director of the Léon Bérard Cancer Centre since December 2014. He is also an oncologist, researcher and medical oncology professor at the Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University.
Professor Blay has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, including 130 as last author. He was President of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) from 2009 to 2012. He has also received numerous awards such as the Hamilton Fairley Award in 2012 from the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the Henry and Mary-Jane Mitjavile prize in 2013 from the National Academy of Medicine.
Professor Blay is an active member of the ESMO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association of Cancer Research and has served as member of scientific committees for the ESMO and AACR meetings. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Cancer, Annals of Oncology, European Journal of Cancer, among others.
His research interests focus on clinical and basic research in sarcomas, targeted treatment of cancer, the biology of breast carcinoma and relation between tumor immunologic microenvironment and malignant cells with the goal of clinical applications in the fields of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.