Philippe Metellus, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery, Clairval Hospital Center, Generale de Sante, Marseille , France
Philippe Metellus is Professor of Neurosurgery at the Clairval Medical Center in Marseille, France. He is specialized in brain tumors and is the actual leader of the Glioma and the Brain Metastases program in France. Besides his clinical activity, he is running translational and basic science research program in the INSERM UMR 911 unit. He obtained his doctorate in medicine (Neurosurgery specialty) from the University of Marseille in 2002 and his PhD in 2011 for his research on angiogenesis and invasion in gliomas. He received a master of Neurosciences from the Paris-Sud University in Paris, and completed his fellowship at the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA (2006) and at The Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona, USA (2007).
Prof. Philippe Metellus has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed articles and received substantial awards for coordinating a variety of clinical and translational research projects. He is also reviewer for a number of international journals such as Journal of Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Oncology, The Lancet Oncology, World Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurger. He is a board member of the French National Society of Neurosurgeons. Since 2012, he has been one of the elected members of the Neuro-Oncology section of EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies). In 2013, he has been invited to join the Brain Mets Platform of EORTC (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer) and has been elected member of the Neuro-Oncological committee of the World Federation of Neurological Societies (WFNS).
Prof. Philippe Metellus clinical and research activities are focused on Gliomas and Brain Metastases. A surgical research program on gliomas located in eloquent areas including awake craniotomies with electroencephalographic recordings has been developed with his neurological team in 2011.
Also, a translational research program on Gliomas and Brain Metastases biology is conducted with the oncological transfer laboratory at the Aix-Marseille University. These programs involve a multi-disciplinary brain tumor consortium including, Neurologists, Neuro-Oncologists, Medical Oncologists, Radiation Oncologists, Neuro-Radiologists, Pathologists and the translational oncology university platform.
In 2011 and 2012, Prof. Philippe Metellus organized the 1st and 2nd Annual Brain Metastases Research and Emerging Therapies Conference in Brain Metastasis. In 2013, for its 3rd edition, this European Conference has been held under the auspices of EORTC, at the request of this European institution. This initiative has been reconducted in 2014 and will be in October 2015 with the RTOG (Radiation Therapy Oncology Group) participation, the North American equivalent of the EORTC.