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SJD Barcelona Children's Hospital

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat

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Guillermo Luis Chantada Font

Oncologist and haematologist
Guillermo Chantada Font, oncólogo del Pediatric Cancer Center Barcelona, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona

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I specialized in Hematology and Oncology in 2001 at Garrahan Hospital (Argentina). I have made stays in various reference centers at the United States. In 2013 I joined the medical team associated with the Oncology and Hematology Service of the SJD Barcelona Children’s Hospital, where I coordinate the group for research and treatment of retinoblastoma. My main research areas are retinoblastoma, neuroblastoma, lymphomas and histocytosis.

I have been a member of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) since 1997 and its president since May 2021. I have also been part of the nternational Society for Genetic Eye Diseases and Retinoblastoma (ISGEDR) since 1998; of the International Children's Oncology Group, since 2009; and of the International Society of Ocular Oncology (ISOO). In 2006 I joined the International Outreach Program at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis (USA), where I serve as Editor in Chief of the Oncopedia educational website.



  • Bachelor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), 1988.
  • Doctor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Buenos Aires (UBA), 2013.

International experience

  • Specialist at the Haemato-Oncology Service, JP Garrahan Paediatric Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
  • Paediatric Haemato-Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, USA, 1995.
  • Haematology Service, Hannover Medical School (Medizinische Hochschule Hannover – MHH), Germany, 1999.
  • Grant, Fund for Ophthalmic Knowledge (New York, USA) for a two-month research rotation at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the New York Presbyterian Hospital, november 2002.

Scientific activity

  • President of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) since May 2021.
  • He has participated in many national and international conferences and congresses and been awarded numerous prizes.
  • Reviewer of scientific articles for internationally acknowledged medical publications.
  • Author of numerous publications, including book chapters and over 60 papers in international journals with references available at PubMed.
  • He has taken part in a number of research studies as lead researcher: clinical research protocols and translational research protocols.
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