Prof Nicolas Penel, MD, PhD (52) is currently Chair of Oncology Training for medical students in Lille University, Director of Clinical Research and Innovation Department, Head of the General Oncology Department the Medical Oncology Department at the Oscar Lambret Cancer Center in Lille, North of France. In 1999, Dr Penel received his medical degree in medicine from the University of Lille and was awarded his PhD in 2008 (Methodology in clinical research). He continued his training in oncology at various institutions, including Harvard University and EORTC Headquarters. He is also member of Directors board of the French Sarcoma Group.
His main interests are clinical management of rare cancers, especially sarcomas and cancers of unknown primary site and methodology of early phase clinical trials. He is coordinator of numerous clinical trials assessing new drugs in rare cancers and urological cancers. Prof Penel is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the European Society for Medical Oncology and the French Society of Cancer.
Prof Penel is the author or co-author of over 375 publications in medical oncology.