Clinical Advisory Board

Richard L. Schilsky

Member of the Clinical Advisory Board since April 2021

Education: MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO

Background: Professor emeritus at the University of Chicago having recently retired from his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of ASCO. Dr. Schilsky is also a past President of ASCO, having served in the role during 2008-2009, and former Board member of Conquer Cancer, the ASCO Foundation. Before joining ASCO in 2013, Dr. Schilsky spent the majority of his career at the University of Chicago where he joined the faculty in 1984. He is a highly respected leader in the field of clinical oncology and specializes in new drug development and treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.

Josep Tabernero

Member of the Clinical Advisory Board since September 2021

Education: MD, PhD

Background: Professor and Head of the Medical Oncology Department and Director of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) in Barcelona. He is a member of the Executive Board of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) having served as ESMO President in 2018 –  2019. He has been appointed as member of several Educational and Scientific Committees of ESMO, ASCO, AACR, AACR/NCI/EORTC, ASCO Gastro-intestinal, and ESMO-GI/WCGIC meetings.

Eric Van Cutsem

Member of the Clinical Advisory Board since September 2021

Education: MD, PhD

Background: Professor and Division Head of Digestive Oncology at University of Leuven and University Hospitals Gasthuisberg, Leuven, Belgium and is the president of the Belgian Foundation against Cancer. Dr. Van Cutsem has received several awards, amongst others the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) Award in 2019 and the European Awards in Medicine for Cancer Research. He co-founded ESMO GI/World Congress on Gastrointestinal Cancer, and is Chair of the meeting in Barcelona, Spain. He serves/served on the board or key committee of ESMO (executive board and several committees), ASCO (program committee and international affairs committee), EORTC (executive board and chair GI Cancer group), ENET (advisory board), ECCO (program committee), ESDO (president), and many others.

Thomas Seufferlein

Member of the Clinical Advisory Board since September 2021

Education: MD

Background: Professor and Medical Director at the Department of Internal Medicine I and Deputy Director Comprehensive Cancer Center at Ulm University Hospital in Germany. Dr. Seufferlein is a member of several German and European scientific groups and organizations. He is currently President of the German Cancer Society (DKG), chairman of the committee for cancer prevention of the German Cancer Aid (DKH), the steering committee of the German Program for Oncological Guidelines of DKG, DKH and AWMF, and of the certification commission of the DKG-certified colorectal cancer centers. Editor in Chief of the German Journal of Gastroenterology.


Scandion Oncology has two promising compounds in the pipeline. SCO-101, our most advanced lead candidate, is in clinical Phase I and II studies and SCO-201 is in preclinical testing. We expect to deliver proof-of-concept with SCO-101 in 2022. Scandion Oncology is building a pipeline of drugs that can revert anti-cancer drug resistance through different mechanisms. The aim is to increasingly broaden the offering of medicines able to combat anti-cancer drug resistance. 

Clinical Trials

Our first-in-class lead compound SCO-101 has been shown to enhance the effect of certain standard chemotherapies when given in combination. Scandion Oncology has two programs in clinical development with SCO-101. The most advanced program, CORIST, for the treatment of drug resistant metastatic colorectal cancer is in clinical Phase II studies. The second program, PANTAX, for the treatment of inoperable or metastatic pancreatic cancer is in clinical Phase Ib studies.


Detailed analyses suggest the market for Scandion Oncology’s products to be more than EUR 4 billion annually.

We believe our programs could be attractive for various pharmaceutical companies to combine with their anti-cancer treatments.