Dr méd. Matti Aapro


Specialist in Medical Oncology, FMH member

Work experience

  • Specialist FMH in Medical Oncology at Clinique de Genolier and at Clinique Générale-Beaulieu
  • President-Elect of the European Cancer Organization (ECCO) for 2020 and 2021
  • Executive committee member of the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG)
  • Former and current President of the Antiemetic study group of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)
  • Committee member (Honorary President) of AFSOS (Francophone Association of Oncological Care Support)
  • Director of the Department of Medicine and Radiography during the founding of the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, Italy
  • Member of the Board of Directors at Genolier Cancer Center, in Switzerland
  • Former consultant, service of Oncology, University Hospital of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Board member of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC)
  • Chaired the Scientific and Organizing Committees of the World Cancer Congress of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) in 2008 and 2010


  • PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Fellow at Arizona Cancer Center, Tuscon, USA
  • Founding President of the Department of Medicine and Radiotherapy at the European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy


  • FMH member specializing in Medical Oncology
  • President of Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC)
  • Member of the Board of Directors of Genolier Cancer Center
  • Past President of ECO European Cancer Organisation
  • Executive member of All.Can 
  • Honorary member of AFSOS (Association Francophone des Soins Oncologiques de Support)
  • Advisor for JASCC (Japanese Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
  • Honorary member of RUSSCO (Russian Society of Clinical Oncology)
  • Executive member of SIOG (International Society for Geriatric Oncology)
  • Past President of MASCC (Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer)
  • ESO (European School of Oncology) 
  • Former member of EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer)
  • Former member of ESMO (European Society of Medical Oncology)
  • Former executive organizer of congresses for UICC (Union for International Cancer Control)


  • Member of the Executive Board at ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology)
  • Member of the Administrative council and coordinator of SPCC (Sharing Progress in Cancer Care) at ESO (European School of Oncology) 

Dr méd. Matti Aapro is a medical oncologist, FMH member in Medical Oncology. His main interests are the development of new pharmacological treatments, breast cancer, cancer in the elderly and supportive care.

He has written more than 250 peer-reviewed papers and more than 350 scientific articles.

  • Editor-in-chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology Hematology
  • Editor-in-Chief of www. qualityoflife.elsevierresource.com
  • Assistant Editor (Geriatric Section) of The Oncologist
  • Founding Editor of Journal of Geriatric Oncology
  • Former Deputy Editor of Annals of Oncology and the European Journal of Cancer
  • Former member of the editorial board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology (breast section)
  • Annals of Oncology Editorial Board Member, Current Opinions in Oncology, Journal of Supportive Care in Cancer, Oncology and Oncology
  • Honorary doctor of the University of Tampere

He has received awards from:

  • Acta Oncologica
  • SIOG (International Society of Geriatric Oncology)
  • MASCC (Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer)
  • ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology, prix BJ Kennedy)
7e Rencontre franco-suisse de Sénologie
Deux médecins de la Clinique de Genolier ont participé à ce symposium: Dr Magdalena Kohlik et le Dr Matti Aapro.

La Clinique de Genolier est fière de vous annoncer la nomination du Docteur Aapro au sein du Comité Scientifique de l’ABC4
Les Docteurs Edya Fuhrmann, Claudine Helg, Volker Kirchner et Matti Aapro sont les Oncologues et Hématologues spécialistes qui exercent à la Clinique de Genolier.

Portrait Dr méd. Matti Aapro


Finnish (mother tongue), French, German, Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese


Clinique de Genolier
Route du Muids 3
1272 Genolier

T +41 22 366 91 34 F +41 22 366 91 31 maapro@genolier.net

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