Michel Henry-Amar was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France, in 1948. He received the postgraduate diploma in biology from the Paris VII University (1974), the M.D. degree (summa cum laude) from the Kremlin-Bicêtre University Hospital (1985), and the Ph.D. degree (summa cum laude) from the University of Caen-Basse Normandy (1998). Since 1970, Henry-Amar is involved in clinical cancer research within the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Lymphoma Group for which he was responsible for the data management and statistical analysis of all Hodgkin lymphoma phase III trials. From 1970 to 1983, he was a Research Fellow at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM); from 1984 to 1992, he was a Senior Researcher at the Institut Gustave Roussy in Villejuif, France. In 1992, Henry-Amar moved to Centre François Baclesse in Caen, where he was Head of the Medical Research Unit until 2007 and Head of the Calvados General Cancer Registry until 2008. Presently, he is the Director of the Clinical Research Network of the Cancéropôle Nord-Ouest, supported by the French National Cancer Institute (INCa). He is mainly interested in public health, epidemiology, clinical trials, and quality of life survey in the field of cancer. In 1986, he was recipient of the Junior Investigation Award of the American College of Radiology and, in 1992, of the Biarritz Prize of the French National League Against Cancer.
Biography Updated on 12 January 2011