Bertrand Coiffier, MD, obtained his medical degree and PhD from the University of Lyon in France, where he also trained as a hemato-oncologist. He thereafter became a Professor of Hematology at the Hospices Civils de Lyon and the Université Claude Bernard.
Prof. Coiffier served as an editor of the Leukemia Research and the Journal of Clinical Oncology journals and founded the Lymphoma Hub, known as a global education hub for lymphoma.
Speaking on lymphoma
Prof. Coiffier is well known for his achievements in the treatment of patients with lymphoma. After winning the San Salvatore Prize in 2008 he used his recognition to raise further awareness of challenges in the treatment of lymphoma. His introduction of rituximab to the standard treatment of diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) significantly reduced relapse rates and improved the survival of patients with DLBCL.