Hernán Cortés-Funes (18th January 1945, Martinez, Buenos Aires). Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery at the Complutense University of Madrid in 1967. Specialized in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, and PhD in Medical Oncology by the UCM in 1970.
After graduating in Medicine and Surgery he obtained a specialization in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology. The latter was not officially recognized in Spain until July 1978 and later, the doctorate in Medical Oncology from the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) in 1970. Five years later he participated in the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in the USA.
Throughout his professional career, he has been a founding member of the Spanish Society of Medical Oncology (SEOM), president of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), the Federation of European Cancer Societies (FECS) and the Spanish Association of Cancer Research, as well as being part of multiple organizations and Cooperative Groups both nationally and internationally.
Within the research areas, his interest stands out in the development of new drugs, early clinical studies, clinical pharmacology and new treatments in breast, lung, head and neck cancer and germinal tumors. The personalized treatment of patients in HC Marbella has now become a reality thanks to targeted therapy, as well as immunotherapy and liquid biopsy.
Dr. Cortés-Funes is the author of more than 200 publications in Medical Oncology, collaborates in 14 oncology journals and has written in 7 books.
His career also includes being the president and founder of other Spanish oncological societies such as the International Breast Cancer Research Group (IBGSG), originally called the Ludwig Group and the Cooperative Group for Clinical Research in Breast Cancer and Solid Tumors (Group SOLTI).
He was head of the Oncology service of the Hospital 12 de Octubre and belongs to the Research Unit of the Hospital 12 de Octubre Foundation. He is as well head of the HC Marbella Oncology Unit. In addition to Associate Professor of Medicine at the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM).
Dr. Hernán Cortés-Funes is one of the highest authorities in the country in oncology matters.