Murat Gultekin

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Vice-President, European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) 


Dr Gultekin is a Gynae Oncologist, an associated Professor and lately, a government official as cancer director in Turkish Ministry of Health, who is actively involved in several leading cancer organizations, such as being vice president of the European Society of Gynaecological Oncology (ESGO) and council member of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), European Commission Expert Group on Cancer Control, European Parliamentary Forum (EPF) and World Health Organization (WHO) and President of Black-sea Coalition for Cervical and Breast Cancer and CENT-East Trial Group. Currently, he is also the chair of ENGAGE, ESGO prevention task force and a board member of Antwerp HPV Network and WHO Cervical Cancer Elimination Board.

He has been the leading founder of HPV DNA Screening, Mobile Trucks and Central Mammography Report Unit, cancer registry systems, community-based palliative care systems in Turkey and in the world. He has published hundreds of scientific research, with special focus on HPV DNA screening, gynaecological oncology and patient advocacy. He is a member of the editorial board of several international cancer journals and prominent oncology textbooks, including ESGO's Textbook of Gynaecological Oncology and author of over 100 articles in SCI-indexed publications. He is married and has 2 kids.

Update: February 2021