Dirk Arnold - Next Frontiers to Cure Cancer 2021

Dirk Arnold

Instituição Asklepios Tumorzentrum Hamburg

Dirk Arnold is an MD PhD, Porfessor of Oncology at the University Hamburg. Currently, he is holding the position as Director of Asklepios Tumorzentrum Hamburg, a large network cancer centre, and chairman of the Department for Oncology, Hematology and Rheumatology at AK Altona, Hamburg. He additionally got appointed as Director of oncology services at the Instituto CUF de Oncologia in Lisbon, Portugal.


His main research interests include the treatment of gastrointestinal and genitourinary cancers, specifically in molecular-targeted therapies, immunotherapy, multimodal treatment strategies and early drug developments.


Professor Arnold served as Chairman of the Colorectal Cancer Study Group of the AIO study group. He is a key member of several German and other international cancer societies, including the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), where he serves as a Executive Board member and Executive Council member. Within the ESMO Faculty, he served Section Editor for Gastrointestinal Cancers in the Guideline Committee until 2018, and (continued) for Annals of Oncology. He is also a member of the Task Force on Colorectal Cancer at the Gastrointestinal Cancer Study Group of the EORTC.