Matti S Aapro, MD, is Dean of the Multidisciplinary Oncology Institute in Genolier, Switzerland. He coordinates the Sharing Progress in Cancer Care (SPCC) program of the European School of Oncology (ESO) and serves the International Society for Geriatric Oncology (SIOG) as an Executive Board member. Dr Aapro has been a member of the board of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO). He is Past President of the Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC), and is now on its Board of Directors for 2012 to 2014. He is Editor-in-Chief of Critical Reviews in Oncology/Hematology, associate editor for the geriatric section of the Oncologist, and is founding editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and was Associate Editor for Annals of Oncology. He directs the qualityoflife.elsevierresource.com website. He has authored more than 250 publications and his major interests are new drug development, breast cancer, supportive care, and cancer in the elderly. Dr Aapro has received the 2012 ASCO BJ Kennedy prize.