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Prof. Bob Pinedo

H.M. (Bob) Pinedo, MD, PhD, is professor emeritus of Oncology at the Vrije University Medical Center (VUmc). He is founder of the VUmc Cancer Center Amsterdam (CCA) and advisor to the Board of the VUmc. He served 29 years as chief of the VUmc Department of Medical Oncology. He is still practicing medical oncology. Professor Pinedo’s honors are many, including the prestigious Dr. Josef Steiner Cancer Research Foundation Award (1995), The Netherlands Spinoza Prize (1997) and more recently the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2014). In his honor the annual Pinedo Award for clinical patient care was established in 2006 by the Royal Academy. He is member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was honored with the Knight of the Order of the Netherlands Lion and with the Commander in the Order of Orange Nassau. Since his retirement from the university he has been visiting professor at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA. His curriculum vitae includes more than 300 invited lectures, multiple service on boards and committees of numerous international organizations, and more than 650 publications in peer reviewed international journals. He is co-founder of the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine in the Netherlands. He was the first President of the Federation of European Cancer Societies (FECS), the first President and co- of European Cancer Organization (ECCO), and Past President of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). He is past Chairman of the International Advisory Committee of the VU Imaging Center, which was inaugurated in 2019 in Amsterdam with the aim to facilitate personalized medicine for cancer patients. He is advisor to 7 biotechnology and health startup companies. Last but not least since 2009 Bob Pinedo is Chairman of the Fundashon Prevenshon and its Caribbean Prevention Center in Curacao.