Jean-Pierre GERARD

Radiation Oncologist


1944 – Lyon FRANCE


1980–2000: Professor of Lyon University for Oncology-Radiotherapy. Head of Department of Radiation Oncology (CHU Lyon-Sud).

1994-1999 : Dean of Faculty Medecine Lyon Sud.

1998: Cofounder of the International Society of IORT.

1999-2001: President of ESTRO (European Society Therapy Radiation Oncology).

2001-2009: General executive manager of the Cancer Center Antoine-LACASSAGNE, NICE

2010-2021: Honorary Professor Nice Côte d’Azur University


Professor Jean Pierre GERARD is presently clinically active as honorary Professor and consultant in Centre Antoine Lacassagne in Nice.

Its main field of interest is the conservative treatment of rectal cancer. He is the primary investigator of the international randomized trial OPERA testing the role of contact x-ray brachytherapy for rectal preservation.

He is also involved in the development of the new Papillon + TM 50kV system to perform breast IORT and skin irradiation.

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