Maciej Krzakowski completed his medical degree at the Medical University in Warsaw. He is a specialist in radiotherapy as well as internal medicine and medical oncology. He is Head of the Lung & Thoracic Tumours Department at the Maria Sklodowska-Curie Memorial Cancer Centre & Institute of Oncology in Warsaw, Poland. Main areas of interest are combined therapy for lung and breast cancer, development of new systemic treatment modalities in the management of lung and breast cancer, hormonal therapy for breast cancer, and various aspects of supportive care. Maciej Krzakowski published over 400 papers in local and international medical journals. He acted as an editor of 23 monographs and medical text-books. He is a member of the scientific boards of numerous medical journals. Maciej Krzakowski is a member of the Polish Society of Oncology, Polish Society of Clinical Oncology (past president), American Society of Clinical Oncology, European Society of Medical Oncology, and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. Maciej Krzakowski has held the position of Chief Country Medical Oncologist since 1998.