Jean-François Doré was born in 1940 in Fécamp, France, graduated LSc Nat from the Faculty of Sciences, University of Paris, and obtained a Doctorate in Human Biology (Experimental Oncology) from the Faculty of Medicine, University Paris XI. He joined INSERM (French National Institute for Health and Medical Research), and worked in Villejuif (Institute of Cancerology and Immunogenetics) and Lyon (Léon Bérard Cancer Centre) where he was Director of an Immunology and Experimental Oncology INSERM Research Unit. Now retired, he is Emeritus Research Director of the Unit INSERM 590 “Oncogenesis and tumoral Progression”. Jean-François Doré’s main activities are on human melanoma, exposure to ultraviolet radiation and skin cancer prevention. He was a founding member of the EORTC Melanoma Group. He is a member of the International Task Force on Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention that evaluates the national skin cancer screening in Germany. He is currently President of the Specialized Experts Committee on Physical Agents of the French National Agency for Health Safety. He was awarded the Order of Merit of the French Republic (Knight, 1978).