Professor Jacques Bernier
Breast Cancer Radiotherapy
Swiss Medical Network, Clinique de Genolier, Geneve, CH
After obtaining his degree in Radio-Oncology at the University of Liege, Belgium, Jacques Bernier completed his training at the MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and the Curie Institute, Paris. In 1988 he moved to Switzerland, where he was appointed Chairman of the Radio-Oncology Division, Tessin Cantonal Hospital. In 1995 he received a Privat-Docent Chair from the Geneva University. He founded, in the early 2000’s, IOSI – Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, in Bellinzona. In 2006 he joined the Swiss Genolier Medical Network, where since then he has been chairing the Radio-Oncology Department. Throughout most of his career, Jacques Bernier has been heavily involved with translational and clinical research. In 1993 he received the Yalow-Berson Award, in St Louis, USA, for his laboratory work on interferons and interleukins. In 2010, Jacques Bernier was awarded the “Claudius Regaud Medal” by the European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology - ESTRO. A Course Director at the European School of Oncology since 1990, Jacques Bernier is also the Chairman of the International Conference on Translational Research in Radio-Oncology - ICTR, organized every 2 years in Switzerland. In 2009, he pioneered the use of intra-operative radiotherapy for breast cancer, in Switzerland (IORT). In 2014, he created the Genolier Swiss Oncology Network (GSON), and in 2016, he received the accreditation from the Swiss Cancer Network as member of the core team of the GSON. He is currently member of the Board of the Genolier Breast Unit, accredited by the Swiss Society of Senology. In July 2016, he was elected President of the Euro-Asian Society of Mastology – EURAMA.