Michel Ducreux, MD, PhD, is head of the Gastrointestinal Oncology Unit at Gustave Roussy, and professor of oncology at University of Paris Saclay in France.

He trained in medicine, gastroenterology, and gastrointestinal tract oncology at the University of Paris Sud, and holds a masters degree in biological sciences and a PhD in health sciences. He has held positions as assistant physician and professor of oncology at the Gastrointestinal Unit of Gustave Roussy and Paul Brousse Hospital in Villejuif. He became medical affairs director of Gustave Roussy in January 2011. He is the former chair of the European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) Gastrointestinal Tract Cancer Group, and is the former chair of the Gastrointestinal Group of the French Federation of Anticancer Centers (FNCLCC). He is co-editor for GI oncology of the European Journal of Cancer.

Professor Ducreux has published 450 scientific articles, with papers for which he was lead author, focussing on the management of metastatic colorectal cancer, locally advanced and metastatic pancreatic carcinoma, biliary tract carcinoma, hepatocellular carcinoma, and treatment of neuroendocrine tumors. Further to this, Professor Ducreux is author to over 150 invited lectures in various national and international congresses.