|Institution||Ramon y Cajal University Hospital, Madrid, Spain|
Alfredo Carrato is Professor of Medical Oncology at Alcala University and Director of the Medical Oncology Department at Ramon y Cajal University Hospital in Madrid, Spain. He is presently serving as Director of the Ramon y Cajal Institute for Health Research IRYCIS.
He was President of the National Advisory Commission of Medical Oncology at the Spanish Ministries of Health and Education from 2003 until November 2014, and was the past President of the Spanish Society of Cancer Research (ASEICA) and the Spanish Federation of Oncologic Societies (FESEO), from January 2013 until 2015. He was President of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM) from 2005 to 2007.
Dr Carrato is involved in translational research projects, including the molecular epidemiology and biology of solid tumors such as pancreatic and urothelial cancer. His clinical research mainly focuses on digestive tract cancer. Since 1992, he is member of the executive committee of the Spanish Cooperative Group for the Treatment of Digestive Tumors (TTD).
Dr Carrato has served as a member of the editorial board for several international journals (Journal of Clinical Oncology, among others), as a reviewer for national and international research projects, and has contributed to more than 250 publications in peer-reviewed journals, 80 chapters in medical books and 500 abstracts at medical congresses. He is also an active member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR).