He is also Professor of Oncology at the University of Zurich, President of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) in Bruxelles, Belgium, & Section Editor of the European Journal of Cancer.
At the Swiss Group for Clinical Cancer Research he was President of the Neuro-Oncology Working Party from 2001 – 2011 and has been Member and protocol chair of the Lung Cancer Group since 1998.
At the European Organisation for Research & Treatment of Cancer he is President (2012 – 2015, on 06/14: prolonged until 2018); was Vice-President from 2009-2012; Chairman Clincial Research Division from 2006-2009; has been a member of Member Executive Committee since 2006 amongst other roles. He is currently on the Editorial Boards of the European Journal of Oncology (Section Editor); Elsevier OncologySTAT® (www.oncologystat.com); Onkologie; Oncology; Critical Reviews in Oncology and Hematology; Neuro-Oncology & Supportive Palliative Cancer Care. He has also served on the editorial boards of the Journal of Clinical Oncology & The Lancet Oncology.
He has 20 years of experience in clinical research in various functions including: being principal investigator in numerous local, national and international trials, phase 1 (including first-in-man), phase II and pivotal phase III trials; Director, Clinical Research Unit Oncology, CHUV (2001-2008); Chairman, Clinical Research Division, European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (2006-2009), currently Vice President EORTC; and his GCP-training repeatedly updated, CGP module 3: University of Zurich Clinical Trial Center, 22. January 2015
His publications include >160 peer-reviewed original papers; 10 letters to the editor; 21 editorials and commentaries; 10 non-English publications; 19 book chapters & 2 book reviews.