Giants of Cancer Care® Program Inductees


Martine Piccart, MD, PhD

Jules Bordet Institute/Université Libre de Bruxelles

  • Piccart is honorary professor of oncology at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and director of medicine at the Jules Bordet Institute in Brussels, Belgium.
  • She is a leader in international research collaboration and is the principal or coprincipal investigator for several clinical trials, including HERA, MINDACT, and ALTTO. She is currently leading AURORA, a trial evaluating precise molecular analyses of primary and metastatic breast cancer samples to better understand the evolution of metastasis and the mechanisms of drug resistance that allow tumors to grow and spread.
  • Piccart is cofounder of the Breast International Group (BIG), which unites more than 55 academic research groups from around the world and helped to establish the translational cancer research-based organization TRANSBIG.
  • She has won the French ARC Foundation Léopold Griffuel Award for Translational and Clinical Research (2018), the KNAW Bob Pinedo Award (2018), the St Gallen International Breast Cancer Award (2017), the Umberto Veronesi Award for the Future Fight Against Cancer (2012), the David A. Karnofsky Memorial Award (2013), the William L. McGuire Award and Lecture (2009), and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Jill Rose Award for Distinguished Biomedical Research (2009).
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