Dr. Françoise Meunier, MD, PhD, FRCP

Dr. Françoise Meunier, MD, PhD, received her medical degree magna cum laude from the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) and completed a Fulbright Research Fellowship at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. She holds a Master’s Degree in Medical Oncology and Internal Medicine and a PhD at the ULB. She is certified as Pharmaceutical Medicine specialist in GB and BE and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (GB).

As EORTC Director General from 1991 through 2015, she oversaw its growth into an international world class cancer clinical research infrastructure. The EORTC Fellowship Program is a testimony to her success in educating future generations of clinical oncologists. Since 2015, she remains active as EORTC Director Special Projects where she is busy with cancer survivorship initiatives, fundraising projects, and sits on the board of the EORTC Cancer Research Fund.

Prior to joining the EORTC, Françoise Meunier was Head of Infectious Diseases Department at Institute Jules Bordet, and her personal area of research included the management of infections in patients with Cancer and mainly Invasive Fungal Infections. She has over 150 peer-reviewed published articles.

Françoise Meunier was awarded the Belgian Laureate Prix Femmes d’Europe 2004-2005, conferred the title of Baroness by His Majesty, King Albert II of Belgium in 2007, received the Pezcoller Foundation award in 2009, became a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences in 2011, joined the Scientific Committee of the Innovative Medicine Initiative of the European Union in 2012, received the ECCO Life time achievement award in 2013, awarded a Ben de Pauw Medal for her dedication to Medical Mycology in 2013, appointed council member of the Federation of European Academies of Medicine in 2014, appointed Chair of Accreditation Council of Oncology in Europe and Member of Alliance for Biomedical Research in Europe in 2015, and has been a member of the Belgian Royal Academy of Medicine since 2006.