Jacek Jassem - Biography#

Jacek Jassem, MD, PhD, is Professor of Clinical Oncology and Radiotherapy and Head of the Department of Oncology and Radiotherapy at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. After completing his medical training in Gdansk he spent 6 weeks at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm and in 1989-1990 was a visiting professor in the Netherland Cancer Institute.

His main scientific interests include lung cancer, breast cancer, molecular oncology and public health. He is an author of over 500 full articles, books and book chapters in this field. His cumulated impact factor of publications is 1854; he was cited 12,670 times (without self-citations), his h-index is 42 (Web of Science database, viewed 25 August 2016). He is an author of 2 patents and 9 patent applications.

He is a recipient of several Polish and international scientific awards, including Polish Prime Minister’s scientific award, President of Vienna Foundation award for innovative cancer research, Joseph W. Cullen Prevention/Early Detection Award of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer, Man of the Year Polska The Times Award and The Outstanding Pole Recognition.

He is a member and past member of the editorial boards of over 20 scientific journals including Lancet Oncology, Radiotherapy and Oncology, Cancer Treatment Reviews, European Journal of Cancer, Journal of Thoracic Oncology and Future Oncology. He was the chairman of the Breast Cancer Group of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC), and a member of the EORTC Executive Committee, the chairman of International Affairs Committee of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), a member of the Executive Board of the European Organization of Therapeutic Radiation Oncology.

Currently he is the chairman of the Central and East European Oncology Group and an Executive Board member of the European Society of Medical Oncology. He belongs to the European Academy of Cancer Sciences and Polish Academy of Art and Sciences. His is an author of several radio and TV programmes, popular articles and films on the role of science in the development of public health and oncology. He is the author of the current Polish anti-tobacco legislation and the coordinator of the Polish Strategy for Cancer Control 2015-2024.
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