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Ulrich Wedding, MD and PhD, is Consultant for Haematology, Oncology, Palliative Care, and Geriatric Medicine at the University Hospital in Jena, Germany. He is head of the department of palliative care. He is an active clinical researcher. His clinical interests include cancer in the elderly, supportive and palliative care. He has authored or coauthored numerous articles, book chapters, and monographs with a focus on aspects of cancer treatment in elderly patients and palliative care. He is member of the editorial board of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology, and reviewer for several peer-reviewed journals journals. He is member of various scientific organizations including SIOG. He is past-chairman of the Task Force Cancer in the Elderly of the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer (EORTC) and current chairman of the Arbeitsgruppe Geriatrische Onkologie of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Internistische Onkologie of the German Cancer Society. He served as chairman of the Scientific Committee of the 10th International Meeting of the SIOG in Berlin in 2009.