Isabelle Ray-Coquard is medical oncologist at the Centre Leon Bérard. She is also Professor of medical oncology in University Claude Bernard Lyon I.
Prof. Ray-Coquard obtained her medical degree in 1997 specializing in oncology. In 2003, she received her PhD from University Claude Bernard Lyon I for her research on the factors that determine medical practices in oncology.
Prof. Ray-Coquard is a clinical investigator for the GINECO group for which she also served as President. She has been the principal investigator for several national and international phase 1, 2 and 3 trials, recruiting up to 200 patients each year in oncology trials. She is coordinator for the EMS (Medical Practices and Oncology Organization) unit of the Centre Léon Bérard and co-president of the HESPER research unit (Health services and performance research). Prof. Ray-Coquard is the current network Director of the national observatory dedicated to rare ovarian cancer, a network funded by the INCa (National Cancer Institute).
She has been active in the translational research advisory committee, the scientific committee, the rare tumors committee, and as a chairman of endometrial cancer subgroup. She is also an active member of several professional groups, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology, EORTC, ESMO, ESGO, CTOS (Connective Tissue Oncology Society), the French Cancer Society and the European Society of Medical Oncology. She has co-written over 285 international publications in oncology.