Christian GisselbrechtProfessor | Paris, Ile-de-France
Christian Gisselbrecht, MD, is a Professor of Haematology in the Haemato-Oncology Department of Hospital Saint-Louis, at Diderot University Paris 7, in Paris, France. He received his MD from the University of Paris. He completed a residency in haematology and served as Chief Resident, and earned a Molecular Biology certificate from the Faculty of Sciences, Paris 7, and an Oncology certificate from Hospital Saint-Louis. He has also been a Visiting Associate at the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA.
Professor Gisselbrecht is co-founder of the Groupe d’Etude des Lymphomes de l’Adulte (GELA), a French-Belgian cooperative group which has organized numerous randomized trials in lymphoma since 1984. He was President of the group until 2002. GELA has recently extended its activities and changed its name to Lymphoma Study Association (LYSA). He and his research group are currently undertaking prospective trials to investigate the combination of dose-intensive chemotherapy and monoclonal antibodies in lymphoma.
He has been Principal Investigator of several major phase 2 and phase 3 clinical trials that investigated the place of autologous stem cell transplantation in the treatment of lymphoma. Currently, he is Chair of the international CORAL study on relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. His research interests include clinicopathological correlative studies in lymphoma, the pharmacology of novel antineoplastic agents, and stem cell transplantation with a focus on relapsed or poor-prognosis lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma.