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Presenter: J.-C. Horiot

Jean-Claude Horiot witnessed and contributed nearly to half a century of research and progress in Radiation Oncolgy. Born in 1941, he was trained in Lyon (France) and then at the MD Anderson Hospital in Houston (Tx, USA). He was Professor of Radiation Oncology since 1972 at the University and Cancer Center GF Leclerc in Dijon (France) up until 2008 and is working since 2008 at the Institut Multidisciplinaire d’Oncologie of the Clinique de Genolier in Switzerland. He joined EORTC in 1968 as a member of the Radio-Chemotherapy group and was among the founders of the Radiotherapy group in 1974. He remained secretary of this group for 6 years and President from 1980 to 1982. EORTC Board member without interruption since 1990, he acted as chairman of the Quality Assurance Committee (1990-1994), Secretary-General (1994-1997), President (1997-2000), IDMC (2003-2006) and SAC chairman (2007-2009). Scientific achievements in EORTC include the pivotal trials on accelerated and hyperfractionated radiotherapy in head and neck cancers and the pionneer methodogy and protocols of Quality Assurance in Radiation Oncology. He participated actively to multidisciplinary research in most solid tumors in particular in male and female pelvic tumors. He trained more than a hundred radiation-oncologists, delivered 650 presentations in scientific meetings and contributed to nearly 500 publications in peer review scientific medical journals. He received several awards including ESTRO Regaud and Breur lectures, FECS-Pezcoller recognition for contribution to Oncology, Juan del Regato gold medal, GEC-ESTRO Brachytherapy award.