David Khayat oncologist

Pr. David Khayat

David Khayat is head of the Medical Oncology Department at Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital in Paris, Professor of oncology at the University Pierre et Marie Curie and Assistant Professor at M.D.Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas (USA). He is one member of the ASCO Board.

Born in 1956 in Sfax, Tunisia, David Khayat did his medical studies at the University of Nice. Early on, he turned to oncology, a subject in which he specialized during his practice at the Paris Hospitals.

In 1985 he obtained his MD (Doctorat d’État). In 1990 he was appointed Professor of Medicine, Hospital Physician and Head of the Medical Oncology Department of Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital Group

Engaged in the fight against cancer, he founded his own association in 1997 the Foundation AVEC for life, hope against cancer, whose main mission is the search for new treatments against cancer and the humanization of patient hospitalization.

With the desire to raise awareness about this plague that kills 150,000 people each year in France, David Khayat launched the initiative of the World Summit against cancer in 2000 and the Paris Charter against cancer, supported by the President of the Republic at the time, Jacques Chirac, and Unesco. A Charter that was at the origin of the French cancer plan which led to the creation of Inca, the National Cancer Institute, of which he has been president.

He is the author of several books, including Ne meurs pas, Le coffre aux âmes, Des mots sur les maux du cancer, La vie pour s’aimer, Les chemins de l’espoir, Le Vrai régime anticancer et Les recettes gourmandes du Vrai régime anticancer.