Christophe Le Tourneau | Head of Clinical Research, Department of Medical Oncology
Curie Institute

Christophe Le Tourneau, Head of Clinical Research, Department of Medical Oncology, Curie Institute

Christophe Le Tourneau is senior Medical Oncologist at the Institut Curie and Professor of Medicine at the Versailles-Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University. He is heading Clinical Research within the Department of Medical Oncology and leading the Phase I Programme as well as the Head and Neck Clinic. Christophe Le Tourneau was certified in Medical Oncology in 2005 and got his PhD in Clinical Epidemiology in 2007. He did a 2-year Clinical Research Fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto, Canada, in the Drug Development Program. His main interests are precision medicine, phase I clinical trials with a special attention at the methodology to conduct these trials, as well as Head and Neck oncology. Christophe Le Tourneau is the principal investigator of numerous phase I and II trials, as well as of clinical trials in Head and Neck oncology. He ran the first randomized precision medicine trial in oncology (SHIVA01). He has published over 100 peer-reviewed papers in international journals.


Precision 2018 Day 2 @ 15:30

Precision medicine in oncology: what is it exactly and where are we?

  • A better understanding of cancer biology has opened the door of precision medicine in oncology
  • The identification of specific molecular alterations in some tumour types has translated into major therapeutic achievements
  • High throughput technologies have allowed the elaboration of prognostic signatures that led to treatment de-intensification in breast cancer
  • However, it has not been demonstrated to date that the use of high throughput technologies to guide therapy improved patients’ outcomes

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