Professor Alfredo Carrato, MD. PhD, is the Director of Medical Oncology and the Institute of Health Research at the Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, and Professor of Medical Oncology at Alcala University, Spain. He has a translational approach to research and has been involved with molecular epidemiology and biology of solid tumours, such as pancreatic and urothelial cancers.
He is the co-ordinator of the Pancreatic Cancer Overall Survival Registry (PancreOS), a multi-stakeholder platform aiming to bring together experts from across Europe to improve care for patients with pancreatic cancer. He has also been a member of the Executive Committee of the Spanish Co-operative Group for the Treatment of Digestive Tumours (TTD) since 1992.
Professor Carrato has previously served as the President of the National Advisory Commission on Medical Oncology at the Spanish Ministries of Health and Education (2003-2013) and the President for both the Spanish Society of Cancer Research (ASEICA), and the Spanish Federation of Oncologic Societies (FESEO) (2013-2015).
Professor Carrato has co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed articles, 80 chapters in medical books and is an active member of several oncological societies such as ESMO, ASCO and EACR.