Professor Jesus Garcia-Foncillas, MD, PhD is currently the Director of the University Cancer Institute and the Department of Oncology at the University Hospital “Fundacion Jimenez Diaz” (Autonomous University of Madrid, Spain), Professor of Oncology at the Autonomous University of Madrid, and director of the Professorship on Molecular Individualized Medicine Autonomous University-Merck. He combines this with the roles of Director of the Translational Oncology Division at the Health Research Institute FJD-UAM (Autonomous University of Madrid) and Coordinator of the Comprehensive Cancer Program of four University Hospitals at Madrid (Fundacion Jimenez Diaz, Infanta Elena Hospital, Rey Juan Carlos Hospital and General Hospital at Villalba).
Prof Garcia-Foncillas obtained his MD from the School of Medicine, University of Zaragoza (Zaragoza, Spain) and was awarded PhD from the University of Navarra (Pamplona, Spain). He was subsequently awarded a fellowship in medical oncology at the University Clinic of Navarre.
Prof. Garcia-Foncillas has directed his scientific endeavors towards applying basic research to cancer diagnosis and treatment. He has held several positions both nationally and internationally, such as Vice-President for the National Medical Oncology Commission, Ministry of Health, Council on Medical Specialties, President of the Tenth National Congress sponsored by the Spanish Cancer Research Association, President of the V Meeting of the Spanish Society of Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics, Co-coordinator of the Genomics and Proteomics Program at the Network of Cancer Centers (Carlos III Health Institute); Board Member for the Spanish Group on Hereditary Cancer, Board Member for the Spanish Federation of Oncology Associations (FESEO). Furthermore, he is a correspondent academician for the Royal Spanish Academy at Zaragoza since 1998 and Honorary Member of the Mexican Oncology Association since 2005. Additionally, Prof. Garcia-Foncillas is trustee of the Olga Torres Foundation, Merck Salud Foundation and Foundation for the Excellence and Quality in Oncology (ECO) and President of the Mediterranean Oncology Society (MOS, 2012-2016). He has recently awarded with the 2014-Prize to the best Spanish Researcher Oncologist (“A Tu Salud” Research Award).
Prof. Garcia-Foncillas is conducting many clinical trials from phase-1 to phase-3 clinical trials, he is author of more than 230 articles (PubMed) and several books on Cancer.