Centre Léon Bérard, France
Dr. Blay is director of the Centre Léon Bérard, the comprehensive cancer center of Lyon and the Rhône-Alpes region of France. He is an oncologist, researcher and medical oncologist professor at the University Claude Bernard Lyon1.
Dr. Blay has published over 400 peer-reviewed articles, including 130 as last author. He was president of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer and has received numerous awards such as the Hamilton Fairley Award in 2012 from the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) and the Henry and Mary-Jane Mitjavile prize in 2013 from the National Academy of Medicine.
Dr. Blay is an active member of ESMO, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association of Cancer Research (AACR), and has served as a member of scientific committees for the ESMO and AACR meetings. He has been a reviewer for the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Blood, Cancer, Annals of Oncology, European Journal of Cancer and others.
His research interests focus on clinical and basic research in sarcomas, targeted treatment of cancer, the biology of breast carcinoma and relation between tumor immunologic microenvironment and malignant cells with the goal of clinical applications in the fields of diagnosis, prognosis and treatment.
Dr Blay received his M.D. from the Université Claude Bernard and completed oncology and internal medicine training at Universite Lyon I and in the Institut Gustave Roussy in Paris.