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Prof. Dr. Subhash C. Chauhan
Department of Immunology and Microbiology, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas, USA
Interests: cancer; cancer diagnosis; cancer treatment; molecular Cancer Therapeutics; cancer prevention; early cancer diagnosis, nanotherapies, nanomedicine, tumor microenvironment, antibody therapies, immunotherapy
Dr. José I. López
Chairman, Department of Pathology, Cruces University Hospital, Biocruces Health Research Institute, Osakidetza, Barakaldo, Bizkaia, Spain
Interests: translational uropathology; pathological diagnosis; basic fundamentals of tumor biology
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Prof. Dr. Hironori Yoshiyama
Department of Microbiology, Shimane University Faculty of Medicine, Shimane 693-8501, Japan
Interests: interest: microbial pathogenesis; virology (HIV, EBV); microbiology (H. pylori);infection associated cancers
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Dr. Fernando Pastor Rodriguez
Molecular Therapeutics Program, Center for Applied Medical Research, University of Navarre, 31008 Pamplona, Spain
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; tumor immunology; atamer; RNA therapeutics; tumor delivery
Dr. Giulia M Stella
Department of Medical Sciences and Infectious Diseases, Unit of Respiratory System Diseases, IRCCS Fondazione Policlinico San Matteo, 27100 Pavia, Italy
Interests: cancer; metastases; mesothelioma; targeted therapies; genetics
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Dr. Mikael S. Lindström
Department of Medical Biochemistry and Biophysics, Division of Genome Biology, SciLifeLab, Box 1031, Karolinska Institutet, SE-17177, Stockholm, Sweden
Interests: glioma; p53; MDM2; cancer cell growth; ribosome biogenesis; nucleolus; targeted therapies
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Dr. Isabel Schlaepfer
Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, 12801 E. 17th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045, USA
Interests: CPT1A; lipid oxidation; androgen receptor; mitochondria; endocrine cancers; therapeutic resistance; metabolism
Dr. Alexandre David
Department of Cancer Biology, Institute of Functional Genomics (IGF), 34094 Montpellier, France
Interests: colorectal cancer; cancer stem cell; RNA modification; translational control; ribosome dynamic
Dr. Desiree Deandreis
Nuclear Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences, Citta della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
Interests: Endocrine Tumors, Thyroid cancer; PET; Nuclear Medicine; Theranostic
Prof. Dr. Leopold Fröhlich
Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Muenster, Albert-Schweitzer-Campus 1, 48149 Muenster, Germany
Interests: cancer epigenetics; (histone deacetylase inhibitors; DNA methylation; regulatory non-coding RNAs;) cell death regulation; (autophagy; apoptosis); genomic imprinting; p53 pathway; mouse genetics; epigenetic therapy; drug resistance
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Dr. Maria Eugenia Ariza
Department of Cancer Biology and Genetics, The Ohio State University, 460 Medical Center Dr., Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: EBV-associated malignancies; gene expression signatures and immunotherapies; gamma Herpesviruses; cancer immunotherapy
Dr. Neveen Said
Departments of Cancer Biology, Pathology, and Urology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston Salem, NC 27157, USA
Interests: bladder cancer; ovarian cancer; tumor microenvironment; metabolic programing; inflammation
Dr. Cinzia Lanzi

Molecular Pharmacology Unit, Department of Applied Research and Technological Development, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: targeted therapy; molecular pharmacology; heparanase; heparan sulfate proteoglycans; cell signaling; tumor-stroma interaction; sarcomas
Dr. Francisco Martín Molina
Fundación Pública Progreso y Salud, Centre for Genomics and Oncological Research (GENYO), Granada, Spain
Interests: gene therapy; genome editing; cancer immunotherapy; T cells; hematopoietic stem cells; rare diseases
Dr. Jennifer Altomonte
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technical University of Munich, Ismaninger Str. 22, 81675 Munich, Germany
Interests: oncolytic virus; cancer immunotherapy; hepatocellular carcinoma; vaccine
Prof. Yi Charlie Chen
Alderson Broaddus University, Philippi, WV 26416, USA
Interests: natural compounds; angiogenesis; apoptosis; cell cycle; signal transduction; ovarian cancer
Prof. Hiranmoy Das
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, USA
Interests: Gamma delta T cells; stem cells; KLF2; myeloid cells; autophagy
Dr. Irit Ben Aharon
Division of Oncology, Rambam Health Care Center, Haifa 3109601, Israel Rapport Faculty of Medicine, Technion, Haifa 3200000, Israel
Interests: young-onset GI cancers; treatment-related toxicity; oncofertility
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Prof. Dr. Luca Colucci-D'Amato
Department of Environmental, Biological, and Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technologies (DiSTABiF), University of Campania “L. Vanvitelli”, Via Vivaldi, 43 - 81100 CASERTA, Italy
Interests: neural cell proliferation and survival; stem cells; brain cancer; neo-angiogenesis; vascular mimicry; signal transduction; MAPK signaling; natural compounds; translational research
Dr. Carmela Bonaccorso
Dipartimento di Scienze Chimiche, Università degli Studi di Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: cancer therapeutics and drug repurposing; molecular recognition and drug delivery; inflammatory processes and selective COX-1 inhibition
Dr. Rosaria Benedetti
Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”, 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: cancer; epigenetics; system biology; cancer resistance; solid tumors; hormone signaling
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Prof. Jameel M. Inal
Biosciences Research Group, School of Life and Medical Sciences, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield AL10 9AB, UK
Interests: extracellular vesicles; cancer; tumour microenvironment; epithelial mesenchymal transition; infectious disease
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Dr. Antonella Zannetti
Institute of Biostructures and Bioimaging, National Research Council (IBB-CNR), 80145 Naples, Italy
Interests: molecular oncology; signal transduction; tumor microenvironment; molecular imaging in cancer; theranostic
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Dr. Snjezana Dogan
Department of Pathology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, 1275 York Ave, New York, NY 10065, USA
Interests: sinonasal and salivary gland cancers; head & neck squamous cell carcinoma; thyroid cancer; cancer genomics; molecular markers
Prof. Lido Calorini

Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences, School of Medicine, University of Florence, 50134 Firenze, Italy
Interests: mechanisms of tumor progression and metastatic dissemination; tumor invasiveness; tumor microenviroment as hypoxia and acidosis; translation medicine and nutraceutical products; up-to-now gender oncology
Dr. Cascione Luciano
Institute of Oncology Research, Faculty of Biomedical Sciences, Universita’ della Svizzera Italiana, Bellinzona, Switzerland
Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: bioinformatics; Biostatistics; non-coding RNAs; Lymphoma; high-thoughput sequencing data analysis; diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers discovery
Dr. Laura Evangelista
Nuclear Medicine Unit, Veneto Institute of Oncology IOV – IRCCS, Padua, Italy
Interests: PET imaging; PET/CT; radiopharmaceuticals; prostate cancer; breast cancer
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Dr. Luka Brcic
Diagnostic and Research Institute of Pathology, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: lung carcinoma; lung neuroendocrine tumors; malignant mesothelioma; thymic neoplasms; molecular pathology; digital pathology
Dr. Juan Rodríguez-Vita
Division Vascular Signaling and Cancer (A270), German Cancer Research Center, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: immunology; fibroblast; endothelial cell; macrophage; extracellular matrix; vascular biology; cell signaling
Dr. Róisín Dwyer
Lambe Institute for Translational Research, National University of Ireland Galway, Galway H91 TK33, Ireland
Interests: breast cancer; mesenchymal stem cells; extracellular vesicles; carcinoma associated fibrobalsts
Prof. Marcello Maggiolini
Department of Pharmacy and Health and Nutritional Sciences, University of Calabria, 87036 Rende, Cosenza, Italy
Interests: estrogen; estrogen receptor; GPER; signal transduction; breast cancer
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Dr. Anna Kakehashi
Department of Molecular Pathology, Osaka City University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka 545-8585, Japan
Interests: carcinogenesis; experimental and molecular pathology; NASH; translational research
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Dr. Salvatore Tafuto
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Department of Abdominal Cancer, ENETs Center of Excellence, Istituto Nazionale Tumori , IRCCS, Fondazione “G. Pascale” - Naples, Italy
Interests: Management of Neuroendocrine tumors from diagnosis to the cure and abdominal cancers
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Dr. Juli Bago
University of Ostrava & University Hospital Ostrava, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Interests: cancer; stem cells; cancer cell-based therapy; hematological cancer; tumor microenvironment; solid tumors; organoids; immunotherapy; translational research; cell reprogramming
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Dr. Vittorio de Franciscis
Istituto per l'Endocrinologia e Oncologia Sperimentale "G. Salvatore", Via Tommaso De Amicis 95 Via S. Pansini 5, 80145 Naples, Italy
Interests: RNA therapeutics; delivery of nucleic acid therapeutics; aptamer; tumor microenvironment; signal transduction; microRNA; targeted therapy
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Dr. Evgenia Ostroumova
International Agency of Cancer Research (IARC), France
Interests: environmental exposure; ionizing radiation; cancer risk; epidemiology; cancer incidence/ mortality; effect modifiers
Dr. Roberta Noberini
Department of Experimental Oncology, IEO, European Institute of Oncology IRCCS, 20139 Milan, Italy
Interests: mass spectrometry, proteomics, cancer epigenetics, histone post-translational modifications
Dr. Shinichi Sakamoto
Senior Lecturer, department of Urology, Chiba University Hospital 1-8-1 Inohana, Chuo-ku, Chiba 260-8670, Japan
Interests: Prostate Cancer; Testosterone; Urolithiasis; Cystinuria; Liquid Biopsy; Androgen receptor
Dr. Paulo Rocha
University of Bath, Bath, UK
Interests: Bioelectronics, Electrophysiology, MEAs, Noise in cell membranes, Cell-Cell signalling
Dr. Remo Andrea
Pathology Unit, Services Department, ULSS9 “Scaligera”, 37122 Verona, Italy
Interests: molecular pathology; breast pathology; grastrointestinal pathology; hereditary syndrome; genitourinary pathology; centrosome linker
Prof. Dr. Anaclet Ngezahayo
Department of Cell Physiology and Biophysics, Institute of Cell Biology and Biophysics, Leibniz University Hannover, Herrenhäuser-Str. 2, 30419 Hannover, Germany
Interests: cancer; new techniques in cancer treatment; connexins and cancer; tumor microenvironment
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Dr. Hans Crezee
Department of Radiation Oncology, Cancer Center Amsterdam, Amsterdam UMC, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: Hyperthermia, system design, treatment planning, clinical studies
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Dr. Armin Zebisch
Division of Hematology & Otto Loewi Research Center, Division of Pharmacology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 38, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: myeloid neoplasias; acute myeloid leukemia; chronic myelomonocytic leukemia; myelodysplastic syndromes; signal transduction; RAS-signaling; MAPK-signaling; miRNAs
Prof. Dr. Pierfrancesco Franco
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Department of Oncology, Radiation Oncology, University of Turin and AOU Citta’ della Salute e della Scienza, Turin, Italy
Interests: radiation oncology; breast cancer; head and neck cancer; anal cancer; rectal cancer; oesophageal cancer; pancreatic cancer; psycho-oncology; education in oncology; segmentation in radiotherapy
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Prof. Dr. Renato Mariani-Costantini
G. d’Annunzio University, Via Luigi Polacchi 11, 66013 Chieti, Italy
Interests: pathology, cancer, histogenesis, genetics, etiology
Dr. Mitsuru Ishizuka
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Dokkyo Medical University, 880 Kitakobayashi, Mibu, Shimotsuga, Tochigi 321-0293 Japan
Interests: colorectal cancer; cytokine; signal transduction; systemic inflammatory response
Assoc. Prof. Carlo Gabriele Tocchetti

Department of Translational Medical Sciences, Federico II University, Via Pansini 5, Edificio 2, 80131 Naples, NA, Italy
Interests: cardio-oncology; heart failure
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Prof. Dr. Yeon Hee Park

Breast Cancer Center, Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Medicine, Samsung Medical Center, Sungkyunkwan University School of Medicine, 81 Irwon-ro Gangnam-gu, Seoul 06351, Korea
Interests: breast cancer; translational research; clinical trial with biomarker
Dr. Scott M Langevin
Department of Environmental & Public Health Sciences, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH 45267, USA
Interests: head and neck cancer; respiratory tract cancer; epigenetics; extracellular vesicles; molecular epidemiology; biomarkers
Dr. Sarantis Gagos
Center of Clinical, Experimental Surgery & Translational Research, Biomedical Research Foundation of the Academy of Athens Greece (BRFAA), 115 27, Athens, Greece
Interests: telomeres; chromosome instability in neoplasia (CIN); DNA repair; alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT); tumor evolution; intratumor heterogeneity; polyploidy
Prof. Dr. Renuka Iyer
Department of Medicine, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY 14263, USA
Interests: hepatocellular cancer, wooddhuck model of liver cancer, neuroendocrine cancer, biliary cancer, novel therapeutics
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Dr. Amy H. Tang
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Cell Biology, Leroy T. Canoles Jr. Cancer Research Center, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA 23507, USA
Interests: Tumor-driving RAS/SIAH/EGFR/HER2 signaling pathway; K-RAS-driven malignant; SIAH E3 ligase biology; SIAH-interacting proteins and complexes in human cancer; anti-SIAH-based anti-K-RAS/EGFR/HER2 therapy for preclinical and clinical testing; new tumor vulnerabilities (including SIAH) in high-risk, high-grade, relapsed, and multidrug-resistant malignant tumors; Validating and verifying tumor-specific, therapy-responsive, and prognostic biomarkers (including SIAH) for FDA approval and clinical application; Stratifying patients, identifying chemo-resistant tumor clones, forecasting early tumor relapse, and predicting patient survival in the clinic; Developing prognostic and predictive biomarkers to stratify cancer patients in order to optimize the efficacy of current immuno-oncology therapies used in the clinic
Dr. Orazio Vittorio
School of Women’s and Children’s Health, University of New South Wales, Randwick, NSW 2031, Australia
Interests: cancer biology; neuroblastoma; high grade gliomas; copper metabolism; copper chelators; immune checkpoint inhibitors; platinum resistance; PET imaging
Dr. Zeynep Madak-Erdogan
Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: estrogen receptor; breast cancer; metabolic rewiring; endocrine resistance; metastasis
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Dr. Yoko Matsuda

Oncology Pathology, Department of Pathology and Host-Defense, Faculty of Medicine, Kagawa University, 1750-1 Ikenobe, Miki-cho, Kita-gun, Kagawa 761-0793, Japan
Interests: pancreatic cancer; pathology; telomere; telomerase; aging; carcinogenesis; stem cell; neoadjuvant therapy
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Prof. Dr. Koo Jeong Kang

Division of HBP Surgery, Department of Surgery, Keimyung University Dong-San Hospital, 1035 Dalgubeol Daero, Dalseo Gu, Daegu, Korea
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; anatomical resection of the liver; surgery of cholangiocarcinoma, hilar cholangiocarcinoma; liver transplantation; genes associated with HCC and cholangiocarcinoma
Dr. Clare Slaney
Research Division, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, 305 Grattan Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Interests: cancer immunology; CAR T cell therapy; tumor microenvironment
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Dr. Makito Miyake
Department of Urology, Nara Medical University, 840 Shijo-cho, Kashihara, Nara, Japan
Interests: Urothelial cancer; Prostate cancer; Retroperitoneal sarcoma; Non-invasive detection biomarkers; Surgery (Open, Laparoscopy, endourology); Risk stratification model; Predictors of treatment responses; Precision medicine; Immunotherapy including immune check point inhibitors; Photodynamic diagnosis technique
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Dr. Peter Gal
Center of Clinical and Preclinical Research MediPark, Faculty of Medicine, Pavol Jozef Safarik University and Department of Biomedical Research East-Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Inc. 040 11 Košice, Slovakia
Interests: epithelial-mesenchymal interactions; cancer associated fibroblasts; parallels between tumor growth and wound healing; wound repair and regeneration
Prof. Joohee Jung
College of Pharmacy, Duksung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea
Interests: Nanomedicine (Nanocarrier); Development of anti-cancer drug; Assessment of efficacy and toxicity
Dr. Shuichi Sato

School of Kinesiology, The University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Lafayette, LA 70506, USA
Interests: cancer cachexia; muscle plasticity; exercise; signal transduction
Dr. Francesco Vasuri

Pathology Unit, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, Bologna University, Bologna, Italy
Interests: histopathology; GI and liver pathology; molecular biology; neoangiogenesis; transplant pathology
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Prof. Dr. Licio Collavin
Department of Life Sciences, University of Trieste, Trieste, Italy
Interests: signal transduction; cell proliferation control; tumor suppressor genes; p53 family proteins; ER stress and Unfolded Protein Response
Dr. Manabu Futamura

Department of Surgical Oncology Graduate School of medicine, Gifu University, Gifu, Japan
Interests: breast cancer; translational research; molecular biology
Dr. Serena Danti
Department of Civil and Industrial Engineering, University of Pisa, 56122 Pisa, Italy
Interests: electrospinning; piezoelectric; stem cells; tissue engineering; biomimetic; cancer models
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Dr. Martin K. Oehler
1) Department of Gynaecological Oncology, Royal Adelaide Hospital
2) Discipline of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of South Australia
3) Future Industries Institute, University of South Australia
Interests: Gynaecological Oncology; Ovarian cancer; Molecular oncology; Early detection; Targeted treatments
Dr. Daniel Moreira-Gonçalves
Faculty of Sport, University of Porto, Portugal
Interests: pulmonary hypertension; heart failure; exercise training; exercise oncology; prehabilitation
Dr. Fernando S. F. Guimaraes
Diamantina Institute, Translational Research Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Interests: immunoregulation; TGF-beta superfamily; NK cells; innate immunity
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Dr. Margherita Cerrone
Istituto Nazionale Tumori IRCCS - Fondazione G Pascale, Napoli, Naples, Italy
Interests: human melanoma cells
Dr. Eve-Isabelle Pécheur

CRCL, Inserm U1052/CNRS 5286, 151 Cours Albert Thomas, 69424 Lyon Cedex 03, France.
Interests: protein and lipid biochemistry; anticancerous and antiviral pharmacology; biomechanics; extracellular matrix; oncogenic viruses
Dr. Marco Filice
Nanobiotechnology for Life Sciences Lab., Department of Chemistry in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM), Spain
Interests: cancer nanomedicine; multifunctional nanotheranostics development; multimodal molecular bioimaging; breast cancer; in vitro and in vivo evaluation of multifunctional nanodrugs; non-viral miRNA delivery; nanobiotechnology;targeted and controlled drug delivery
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Dr. Sabrina Arena
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Department of Oncology, University of Torino and Candiolo Cancer Institute, FPO - IRCCS, Candiolo (TO), Italy
Interests: Colorectal Cancer; Targeted therapies; EGFR, cetuximab; KRAS, BRAF; acquired resistance; olaparib
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Prof. Tamar Juven-Gershon
Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, Israel
Interests: RNA polymerase II transcription; core promoters; gene expression in cancer; molecular biology; developmental biology
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Dr. Stefania Elena Navone
Laboratory of Experimental Neurosurgery and Cell Therapy, Neurosurgery Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, via Francesco Sforza 35, 20122 Milan, Italy
Interests: Glioblastoma; brain tumor; angiogenesis; platelets; personalized medicine
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Dr. Cullen M. Taniguchi
Division of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 77030-4000, USA
Interests: radiation therapy; gastrointestinal cancer; pancreatic cancer; anal cancer; microbiome; stem cell biology
Dr. Andrea Casadei Gardini

Department of Oncology, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; colon cancer; cholangiocarcinoma; gastric cancer; pancreatic cancer; epigenetics; translational research
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Dr. Dhakshinamoorthy Ganeshan
Department of Abdominal Imaging, Division of Diagnostic Imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: Gynecologic Cancer Imaging; Genitourinary Cancer Imaging; Comparative Effectiveness and Research; Health Services Research and Policy
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Dr. Paul Galardy
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, United States
Interests: ubiquitin-proteasome system; cancer pathogenesis
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Prof. Dr. Hyung Ham (David) Kim
Department of Creative IT Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang 37673, Korea
Interests: ultrasonic transducers; ultrasound imaging; high-intensity focused ultrasound; cell mechanics; high-frequency ultrasound imaging
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Prof. Dr. Thomas Efferth
Department of Pharmaceutical Biology, Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany
Interests: Natural products; Transcriptomics; Network pharmacology; Personalized medicine; Virtual drug screening
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Dr. Giacomo Corrado
1. Gynecologic Oncology Unit, Department of Woman and Child Health and Public Health, Gemelli University Hospital, Rome, Italy
2. Department of Life Sciences and Public Health, Catholic University of Sacred Heart, L.go A. Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: Gynecologic Oncology; Minimally Invasive Surgery; Electrochemotherapy; Oncofertility
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Dr. Marilena Ciciarello

Institute of Hematology " Seràgnoli", AIL Bologna, Via Massarenti, 9- 40138 Bologna, Italy
Interests: Cancer; Acute Myeloid Leukemia; BM microenvironment; Mesenchymal stromal cells
Dr. Chiara Agostinis
Institute for Maternal and Child Health, IRCCS "Burlo Garofolo", Trieste, Italy
Interests: reproductive immunology, complement system, innate immunity, inflammation, C1q, PCT, tumor microenvironment, endothelial cells.
Dr. Alice Giustacchini
University College London, Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health
Interests: hematopoiesis; myeloid leukemia; stem cells; cell heterogeneity; chimeric antigen receptors T cells
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Dr. Kebin Hu
Associate Professor, Endowed Professor in Nephrology, Director of Nephrology Research, Department of Medicine, Department of Cellular and Molecular Physiology, The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 500 University Drive, Mail code: H040, Hershey, PA, USA
Interests: cell death and proliferation; signal transduction; inflammation; fibrosis; and kidney injury and repair
Dr. Enrico Cassano
Breast Imaging Division, Radiology Department, IRCCS IEO – European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy
Interests: radiology; breast cancer; radiomics; oncology; breast imaging
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Dr. Cedric Chaveroux
Cancer Research Center of Lyon 28 Rue Laennec, 69008 Lyon, France
Interests: GCN2; ER stress; nutritional stress; lung cancer; metabolic dysfunction
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Dr. Maik Dahlhoff
Institute of Molecular Animal Breeding and Biotechnology Gene Center, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität, Feodor-Lynen-Str. 25 81377 Munich, Germany
Interests: translational oncology; mouse models; pancreas cancer; skin cancer: cutaneous squamous cell cancer and melanoma; EGFR and ERBB receptors
Prof. Dr. Sonja M. Kessler
Experimental Pharmacology for Natural Sciences, Institute of Pharmacy, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Halle, Germany
Interests: non-alcoholic steatohepatitis; gastrointestinal cancers; RNA-binding proteins
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Dr. Sonika Patial
Department of Comparative Biomedical Sciences, School of Veterinary Medicine, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA
Interests: environmental carcinogenesis; RNA binding proteins; inflammation; macrophages; immunopathology; alcohol-induced liver injury; toxicogenomics
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Dr. María Dolores Chiara Romero
Department of Oncology, Institute of Sanitary Research of the Principado de Asturias, 33011-Oviedo, Spain
Interests: hypoxia; cell to cell communication; neuroendocrine cancer
Dr. Massimo Pancione
Department of Sciences and Technologies, University of Sannio, 82100 Benevento, Italy
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmacy, Complutense University Madrid, 28040 Madrid, Spain
Interests: Centrosome; Cell division; Chromosome instability; Metastasis; rare cancers
Dr. Anna concetta Berardi

Department of Hematology, Transfusion Medicine and Biotechnologies, Laboratory of Stem Cells, Spirito Santo Hospital, 65125 Pescara, Italy
Interests: cancer biology; cancer stem cells; non-coding RNA; microRNA; tumor microenvironment; Extracellular vesicles
Dr. Dean C. Singleton
Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, The University of Auckland, 85 Park Road, Grafton, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Interests: Tumour hypoxia; HIF-1α; Glutamine Metabolism; Unfolded Protein Response; PERK; ATF4; Cancer Epigenetics
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Dr. Francesco Massari

Division of Oncology, S.Orsola-Malpighi Hospital, 40138 Bologna, Italy
Interests: genitourinary cancer; kidney cancer; prostate cancer; bladder and urothelial cancer; immunotherapy; biomarkers; drug development
Dr. Shin Nishio
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Kurume University School of Medicine, Kurume, Japan
Interests: cervical cancer; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; rare tumor; chemotherapy; clinical trial
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Dr. Hans-Christian Kolberg

Department for Gynecology and Obstetrics with certified Breast and Gynecologic Cancer Center and Perinatal Medicine Center Level I, Marienhospital Bottrop gGmbH, Academic Teaching Hospital of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Bottrop, Germany
Interests: breast cancer; gynecologic cancer
Dr. Saurabh Agarwal
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, St. John’s University, New York, NY, USA
Interests: pediatric cancers; neuroblastoma; cancer stem cells; metastasis; signaling pathways in cancer; immunotherapy; epigenetics; genetics; small molecule inhibitors; translational therapeutics; p53-myc interaction
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Dr. Claudia Paret
Department of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Center for Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
Interests: Pediatric cancer; Molecular tumor boards; Precision oncology; Translational medicine; IGF Signaling; Cancer immunotherapy; Cancer immunology; Drug repurposing; Biomarkers; Tumor Biology
Dr. Pietro Giorgio Calò
Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari, Italy
Interests: thyroid; thyroidectomy; thyroid cancer; endocrine surgery; thyroid surgery; parathyroid; parathyroid surgery; parathyroidectomy; lymph node dissection; sentinel lymph node
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Prof. Dr. Claudia De Lorenzo
Department of Molecular Medicine and Medical Biotechnology, University of Naples "Federico II", Napoli, Italy
Interests: cancer; immunotherapy; mAbs; immunoconjugates
Dr. Alessandra Gennari
Associate Professor of Oncology, Head of Division of Oncology, Department of Translational Medicine, University of Piemonte Orientale, Maggiore della Carità Hospital, via Solaroli 17, 28100 Novara, Italy
Interests: breast cancer; response predictors; immunotherapy; innate and adaptive immunity; metabolic syndrome; molecular imaging
Dr. Shinji Miwa
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kanazawa University, Kanazawa, Japan
Interests: bone and soft tissue tumors; surgery; reconstruction
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Dr. Bardia Yousefi
Department of Radiology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA 19104
Interests: Biomedical data analysis; Artificial Intelligence; computer-aided diagnosis/prognosis; machine learning; deep learning; Multiomics; organ segmentation; precision medicine; Infrared imaging.
Prof. Dr. Joerg Lindenmann
Division of Thoracic and Hyperbaric Surgery, Department of Surgery, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 29/3, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: oncological thoracic surgery; photodynamic therapy (PDT); oncological immunology; tumor microenvironment; biomarkers and prognostic parameters; palliative tumor therapy
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Prof. Dr. Giuseppe Marulli
Thoracic Surgery Unit, Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation, University of Bari, Italy
Interests: lung cancer; mediastinal diseases; robotic and minimally invasive surgery; surgery of the airway; lung transplantation
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Prof. Dr. Maria Luisa del Rio-Gonzalez
Laboratory of Immunobiology, Research Institutes Building, University of León, León, Spain
Interests: immunomodulation; immunotherapy; cancer immunology and immunotherapy; hematopoietic tumors; monoclonal antibody therapy; immune checkpoints inhibitors
Prof. Seung-Hwan Lee
University of Ottawa, Canada, Department of Biochemistry, Ottawa, Canada
Interests: Natural Killer cells; anti-tumor immunity; anti-viral immunity; Immunotherapy; Chimeric Antigen Receptors; Cytokines
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Prof. Dr. Caterina Ledda
Occupational Medicine, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Catania, Catania, Italy; Department of Public Health and Infection Disease, Sapienza University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: occupational medicine; biomarkers; epidemiology
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Dr. Miguel Godinho Ferreira
Institute for Research in Cancer and Aging of Nice (IRCAN), Nice, France
Interests: Telomeres; Telomerase; cancer; aging; zebrafish
Dr. Nikolaos Papanikolaou

1. Computational Clinical Imaging Group, Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal;
2. Computational Medicine Lab, Institute of Computer Science, FORTH, Crete, Greece;
3. Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
Interests: Radiomics in Oncology; AI for Medical Applications; Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers (Diffusion, Perfusion, Magnetization Transfer); Advanced Neuroimaging Applications in Brain Tumors (Tractography, fMRI)
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Dr. Olga Husson
Division of Clinical Studies, Department of Medical Oncology and Institute of Cancer Research, Netherlands Cancer Institute, 1066 CX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: adolescent and young adult oncology; sarcoma; patient-report outcomes; health-related quality of life; epidemiology
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Dr. Shihori Tanabe
Division of Risk Assessment, Center for Biological Safety and Research, National Institute of Health Sciences, Kawasaki, 210-9501, Japan
Interests: gene expression; AI; molecular pathway network; cancer
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Dr. Florian H. Heidel
Innere Medizin II, Hamatologie und Onkologie, Universitätsklinikum Jena, Am Klinikum 1, 07747, Jena, Germany
Interests: clinical aspects of myeloproliferative neoplasms; experimental models and biology of myeloproliferative neoplasms; Leukemia and leukemia stem cell biology
Dr. Francesca Margheri

Department of Experimental and Clinical Biomedical Sciences, University of Florence; Florence, Italy
Interests: fibrinolytic system (uPA/uPAR system); tumor invasion and metastasis; angiogenesis; tumor extracellular vesicles; tumor microenvironment; melanoma cells; endothelial cells
Dr. Julie Earl

Molecular Epidemiology and Predictive Tumor Markers Group, Medical Oncology Research Laboratory, Ramón y Cajal Health Research Institute (IRYCIS), Carretera Colmenar Km 9100, 28034 Madrid, Spain
Interests: pancreatic cancer; cancer genetics; biomarkers; liquid biopsy; cell-free DNA
Prof. Dr. Tatehiro Kagawa
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine, Tokai University School of Medicine, 143 Shimokasuya, Isehara, Kanagawa 259-1193, Japan.
Interests: liver cancer; hepatitis; liver cirrhosis; cholestasis; bile acids
Dr. Antonio Rodríguez-Ariza
Instituto Maimonides de Investigacion Biomedica de Cordoba (IMIBIC), Cordoba, Spain
Interests: cancer biomarkers; liquid biopsy; nitric oxide; proteomics; S-nitrosylation
Dr. Christiane Matuschek

Department of Radiotherapy and Radiooncology, University Hospital Duesseldorf, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Dusseldorf, Germany
Interests: breast cancer; radiotherapy; preoperative radiotherapy; meta-analysis
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Dr. Rajat Bhattacharya
Department of Surgical Oncology - Research, Division of Surgery, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
Interests: mechanisms of drug resistance; combination therapies; angiogenesis; tumor microenvironment; colorectal cancer
Dr. Paola Indovina
Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA.
Interests: cell cycle; targeted therapy; RB family; tumor suppressors; SRC family kinases; WEE1 kinase; mesothelioma
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Dr. Laurent Dercle
Department of Radiology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, USA
Interests: Radiomics; Immunotherapy; Artificial Intelligence; Oncology; Medical Imaging
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Dr. Paola Ferrari

Unit of Oncology 1, University Hospital of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: solid cancers; breast cancer; gastrointestinal cancers; serum tumor markers; prognostic and predictive biomarkers; hormonotherapy; immunotherapy
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Dr. Takahiro Kodama
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, 2-2 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 5650871, Japan
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; cholangiocarcinoma; pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma; molecular targeted agents; genetically engineered mouse models; forward genetic screen; transposon; CRISPR/Cas; biomarker; cancer genetics
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Prof. Dr. Massimo Mascolo
Department of Advanced Biomedical Sciences, Pathology Section, University of Naples, Federico II, Naples, Italy
Interests: pathology; surgical pathology; oncologic pathology; molecular pathology; dermatopathology; hematopathology; head and neck pathology; endocrine pathology; nodal and extranodal lymphoma
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Prof. Dr. Kenshiro Shiraishi
Department of Radiology, Teikyo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: oncology; radiation oncology; multidisciplinary treatment; tumor immunology; IMRT; IGRT; SBRT; breast cancer; prostate cancer; brachytherapy; abscopal effect; AI; radiomics
Dr. Maciej Cedzyński

Institute of Medical Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences, Lodowa 106, 93-232 Lodz, Poland
Interests: complement; lectin pathway; mannose-binding lectin (MBL); ficolin; MBL-associated serine protease (MASP)
Dr. Deborah Lannigan
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, United States
Interests: breast cancer; signal transduction; drug development
Dr. Pia Giovannelli
Department of Precision Medicine, University of Campania "L. Vanvitelli", via L. De Crecchio, 7 - 80138 Naples, Italy
Interests: Steroids; growth factors, receptors; signal transduction; cell cycle; invasiveness; breast and prostate cancer; cell differentiation, cell biology, migration, cell proliferation
Dr. Narita Norihiko
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Fukui, Japan.
Interests: Head and Neck Cancer (clinical treatment and molecular biology); apoptosis; cell cycle; chemo-resistance; cell proliferation; mitotic catastrophe; cell invasion
Dr. Mousumi Majumder
Department of Biology, Brandon University, Brandon, MB, R7A6A9, Canada
Interests: MicroRNA tumor biology; Angiogenesis and Lymphangiogenesis; Oxidative Stress; Cancer Stem cells; Secretome and Proteomics; Cancer Genetics and Epidemiology
Dr. Christophe A.J. Girard
Centre Méditerranéen de Médecine Moléculaire (C3M) INSERM U1065, Bâtiment Universitaire Archimed, 151 Route de Saint-Antoine de Ginestière, BP2 3194, 06 204 Nice, CEDEX 3, France
Interests: Melanoma; cell plasticity; tumor microenvironment; extracellular matrix; ion channels; mechanotransduction; therapeutic resistance; metastasis; mechanosensation; desmoplasia
Prof. Dr. Nakhle S. Saba
Tulane University, New Orleans, United States
Interests: lymphocytic leukemia
Dr. John G. Quigley
University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Interests: Early phase clinical trials in Acute leukemia; apoptosis; amino acid metabolism; heme biology
Dr. Martina Bazzaro
Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women's Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
Interests: Microtubule dynamics; cancer metastasis; mitochondrial dynamics; neurodegeneration
Dr. Noriaki Tomura

Department of Neuroradiology, Southern Tohoku Research Institute for Neuroscience, Southern Tohoku General Hospital, Fukushima, Japan
Interests: Brain MRI; Brain MR-perfusion; Brain CT; Brain 4D-CT; Brain CT-perfusion; Brain PET; Spinal cord PET; Brain SPECT; Brain tumor; Spinal cord tumor
Dr. Daniel Reim
TUM School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Technical University Munich, Munich, Germany
Interests: minimally invasive gastroesophageal cancer surgery
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Dr. Luca Giacomelli
Dipartimento di Scienze Chirurgiche e Diagnostiche Integrate, Università degli Studi di Genova, 16132 Genova (GE), Italy
Interests: clinical trials; observational studies; methodology; neuroendocrine tumors; HCC; supportive care; palliative care
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Dr. Silke Tribius

Hermann-Holthusen-Institute for Radiation Oncology, Asklepios Hospital St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany
Interests: Radiochemotherapy; Head and neck cancer; Quality of life; late side effects; recurrent/metastastic head and neck cancer; immunotherapy; palliation
Dr. Javier Martin-Broto
Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío, Sevilla, Spain
Interests: Sarcoma; rare tumors; clinical research; translational research
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Prof. Dr. Oliver Kepp
1. Centre de Recherche des Cordeliers, Equipe labellisée par la Ligue contre le cancer, Université de Paris, Sorbonne Université, Inserm U1138, Institut Universitaire de France, Paris, France;
2. Metabolomics and Cell Biology Platforms, Gustave Roussy Comprehensive Cancer Institute, 94805 Villejuif, France
Interests: immunogenic cell death; Cell Biology; Oncology; Immunology
Dr. Lawrence A. Potempa
College of Pharmacy, Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, IL, USA
Interests: C-reactive protein (CRP) isoforms; Inflammation; Immunobiochemistry; Acute Phase Response; Biotherapeutic Drugs; Biotechnology
Dr. Michael Mørk Petersen
Musculoskeletal Tumor Section, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, Rigshospitalet, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
Interests: orthopedic oncology; bone sarcomas; soft tissue sarcomas; bone metastases
Dr. Joaquim Bosch-Barrera

1. Head of Lung Cancer Unit, Oncology Department, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Hospital Universitari Dr. Josep Trueta, 17007, Girona, Spain
2. Girona Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBGI), 17190 Salt, Girona, Spain
3. Department of Medical Sciences, Medical School University of Girona, 17003 Girona, Spain
Interests: Lung Cancer; NSCLC; Small cell; Target therapies; Immune Checkpoints inhibitors; STAT3; Silibinin; Brain metastasis
Dr. Jan Theys
Department of Precision Medicine, School for Oncology & Developmental Biology (GROW), Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: tumor microenvironment; gene therapy; metabolism; hypoxia; prokaryotic vectors; translational studies
Prof. Dr. Emmanuella Guenova
Department of Dermatology, Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) Av. De Beaumont 29, BT 04 – 403, 1011-Lausanne, Switzerland
Interests: skin lymphoma; mycosis fungoides; Sézary syndrome; lymphomproliferative diseases of the skin; skin cancer, immunology
Dr. Sulagna Banerjee
Department of Surgery, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, FL33136, USA
Interests: pancreatic Cancer; osteosarcoma; Tumor microenvironment; tumor metabolism; therapy resistance; microbiome
Prof. Dr. Amar U. Kishan
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Interests: prostate cancer; stereotactic body radiotherapy; urologic oncology
Dr. Roberta Fusco

Radiodiodiagnostic Unit, “Istituto Nazionale Tumori IRCCS Fondazione Pascale – IRCCS di Napoli”, Naples, Italy
Interests: imaging in oncology field
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Dr. Borja Saez
Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada (CIMA), IDISNA-Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain
Interests: Hematopoiesis; hematopoietic stem cells; bone marrow microenvironment; leukemia; myelodysplastic syndrome; Clonal hematopoiesis
Dr. Laurence Choulier
UMR 7021 CNRS, Laboratory of Bioimaging and Pathologies, Tumoral Signaling and Therapeutic Targets, Université de Strasbourg, Faculté de Pharmacie, 67401 Illkirch, France
Interests: nucleic acid aptamer; cell-surface biomarkers; integrin; glioblastoma
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Dr. Giuseppe Ingravallo
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Department of Emergency and Organ Transplantation (DETO) - Pathology Section University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy
Interests: breast cancer; lymphoma diagnosis; bone marrow pathology; Sjögren syndrome; gastrointestinal carcinogenesis
Prof. Dr. Behrooz H. Yousefi
Head of Radiopharmacy, Nuclear Medicine Department, University Hospital Marburg, Philipps University Marburg, Marburg, Germany
Interests: Radiopharmacy; Cancer Theragnostics Imaging and Internal Radiotherapy; Tracer development; Glutamate carboxypeptidase II; Fibroblast activation protein; Neuroendocrine Tumors
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Dr. Mutsuko Yamamoto-Ibusuki
Department of Breast and Endocrine Surgery, Kumamoto University Hospital, Kumamoto, Japan
Interests: Breast cancer; translational research; biology; molecular predictive factor; hereditary breast cancer
Dr. Anastasios Stathis
Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland, 6500 Bellinzona, Switzerland
Interests: new drug development; phase I trials; solid tumors and lymphoma
Prof. Dr. Mitsugi Shimoda
Department of Gastroenterological Surgery, Tokyo Medical University, Ibaraki Medical Center, Ibaraki 300-0395, Japan
Interests: Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors; Pancreatic Cancer; hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr. Mercedes Garayoa
Hospital Universitario de Salamanca (IBSAL), Centro de Investigación del Cáncer-IBMCC (CSIC-USAL),37007 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: multiple myeloma; anti-myeloma drugs; drug resistance; bone marrow microenvironment; mesenchymal stromal cells; extracellular vesicles; exosomes; myeloma bone disease
Dr. Anbarasu Lourdusamy
Children’s Brain Tumour Centre, School of Medicine, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK
Interests: Brain Tumours; Genomics; Bioinformatics; Systems Biology
Prof. Dr. Anthony Dohan
Department of Radiology , Cochin hospital, AP-HP Centre - Université de Paris, Paris, France
Interests: abdominal oncologic imaging; radiomics; artificial intelligence; functional imaging; Interventional oncology
Dr. Henry C. Woodruff
The D-Lab, Dpt of Precision Medicine, GROW– School for Oncology and Developmental Biology Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Interests: Medical image analysis; Quantitative image analysis; Radiomics Machine learning; Precision medicine; Deep learning; Decision support systems
Prof. Yvonne A. Efebera
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH, USA
Interests: multiple myeloma; amyloidosis; transplant and graft-versus-host-disease
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Dr. Massimo Di Nicola
Immunotherapy and Anticancer Innovative Therapeutics, Department of Oncology and Hemato-oncology, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Interests: solid tumor; hematologic tumor; clinical and pre-clinical research in hematology and oncology
Prof. Dr. Erik S. Knudsen
1. Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA
2. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Buffalo, NY, USA
3. Center for Personalized Medicine, Buffalo, NY, USA
Interests: Pancreatic Cancer; immune checkpoints; autophagy; Retinoblastoma
Dr. Samuel Peña-Llopis
Translational Genomics in Solid Tumors, German Cancer Consortium (DKTK) and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) at University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany.
Division of Solid Tumor Translational Oncology, Institute for Developmental Cancer Therapeutics, West German Cancer Center, University Hospital Essen, Essen, Germany.
Interests: Translational Genomics; Molecular Genetics; Epigenetics; Metastasis; Patient-Derived Organoids; Preclinical Models; Renal Cell Carcinoma; Uveal Melanoma.
Dr. Takefumi Komiya
Medical oncology, Parkview Cancer Institute, Fort Wayne, IN, USA.
Interests: lung cancer; head/neck cancer; immunotherapy; SEER; NCDB analyses
Prof. Maria Flavia Di Renzo
Department of Oncology, University of Torino, Torino, Italy.
Candiolo Cancer Institute, FPO-IRCCS, Candiolo, TO, Italy.
Interests: human ovarian cancer; patient derived models; cancer genetics; cancer genomics; tyrosine kinase targeted therapies
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Dr. Karen M. Bussard
Department of Cancer Biology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA 19107, USA
Interests: bone; metastasis; breast cancer; tumor microenvironment; osteoblast; osteoclast; cytokine; stem cell; fluorescent imaging; small extracellular vesicles
Dr. François Lamoureux
Universite de Nantes, Nantes, France
Interests: bone tumors; osteosarcoma; bone tumor microenvironnment; tumor resistance; targeted therapies; metastases; cellular stress
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Dr. Marleen Kok
Department of Medical Oncology and Division of Tumor Biology, Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: breast cancer; immunotherapy; biomarkers
Prof. Dr. Beate Rau
Chirurgische Klinik, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum | Campus Mitte, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353, Berlin, Germany
Interests: Peritoneal Metastasis; Chemoresistance; Gastrointestinal Cancer; HIPEC; PIPAC; Hyperthermia; Gastric Cancer; Colorectal Cancer; Retroperitoneal Sarcoma; Surgical Oncology; Gender Medicine
Dr. Kazuhiro Kakimi
Department of Immunotherapeutics, The University of Tokyo Hospital, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: tumor immunology; immunogenomics; T cell therapy; neoantigen; tumor microenvironment
Dr. Carsten Kamphues
Department of General, Visceral and Vascular Surgery, Charite Campus Benjamin Franklin, Berlin, Germany
Interests: pancreatic cancer; prognostic factors; organoids; liver metastases
Prof. Dr. Cinzia Marchese
Department of Experimental Medicine, "Sapienza" University of Rome, Rome, Italy
Interests: ovarian cancer; breast cancer; rhabdomyosarcoma; epigenetic; microRNA (miRNAs); radiosesistance; Neuropilin 1
Dr. Andrey Bychkov
Department of Pathology, Kameda Medical Center, Kamogawa City, Chiba 296-8602, Japan
Interests: thyroid cancer; thyroid pathology; cancer biomarkers
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Dr. Makoto Sakai
Graduate School of Medicine, Gunma University Heavy Ion Medical Center, 3-39-22 Showa-Machi, Maebashi 371-8511, Japan
Interests: Medical Physics; Carbon Ion Radiotherapy; Boron Neutron Capture Therapy; Compton camera
Dr. Peter A. Prieto
Department of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY 14620, USA
Interests: Melanoma; Tumor Immunology; Immunotherapy; Immune Checkpoint Blockade; Targeted Therapy; Adoptive Cell Therapy; TIL; Breast Cancer; Sarcoma; Neoadjuvant Therapy
Dr. Wael Yassin Mansour
Lab of Radiobiology and Experimental Radiooncology, Mildred Scheel Cancer Career Center HATRiCs4, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: DNA repair; Double strand break repair; radiosensitization; DNA damage response
Prof. Dr. Robert Mandic
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Giessen and Marburg, Campus Marburg, Baldingerstrasse, D-35033 Marburg, Germany
Interests: head and neck cancer; HNSCC; therapy resistance; p53; EGFR; tumor virus; HPV; CRPV; rabbit VX2 carcinoma
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Dr. Pierre Jean Lamy
Institut d'Analyse Génomique, IMAGENOME, 6 rue Fontenille, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: cancer biomarkers; molecular biology; personalized therapy; somatic genetic testing; tumor markers; theragnostic
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Prof. Dr. Suneil Jain
Clinical Oncology, Patrick G Johnston Centre for Cancer Research, Queen's University Belfast, Belfast BT7 1NN, UK
Interests: prostate cancer; radiation oncology; stereotactic radiotherapy; brachytherapy; genomics; nanotechnology
Dr. Kirsty Bannister
Central Modulation of Pain Group, Wolfson Centre for Age-Related Diseases, King’s College London, London SE1 1UL, UK
Interests: top-down descending modulation of pain with expertise in translation between animal and human studies
Dr. Dimple Chakravarty
Department of Urology, Annenberg 24-56, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY 10029, USA
Interests: prostate cancer; transcriptomics; genomics; epigenomics; inflammation; therapy resistance; metabolic reprogramming
Dr. Henrike E. Karim-Kos
1. PI Childhood cancer epidemiology & outcomes, Princess Maxima Center for pediatric oncology,Utrecht, The Netherlands;
2. Department Research and development, Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: AYA oncology; cancer surveillance; epidemiology; pediatric oncology; survival disparities; time trends
Prof. Dr. Masato Yamamoto
Division of Basic and Translational Research, Department of Surgery, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, United States
Interests: Oncoytic virus; Adenovirus; GI cancers; Pancreatic cancer; Genetherapy; Virotherapy
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Dr. Devraj Basu
Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Interests: HPV-related head and neck cancer; tumor metabolism; epigenetics; biomarker development; translational therapeutics
Dr. Louis de Mestier
Beaujon Hospital, Université de Paris, France
Interests: neuroendocrine tumors; digestive oncology; pancreatic diseases; pancreatic cancer
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Dr. Shaheen Khan
Department of Pathology, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA
Interests: cancer immunotherapy; immune checkpoint inhibitor therapy; immune-related adverse events; melanoma; pediatric; lung; breast and kidney cancers; genomics and single cell genomics
Dr. Gabor Mikala
Central Hospital of Southern Pest, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: multiple myeloma; Waldenstrom; immune therapy; proteasome; transplantation
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Dr. Loretta L. del Mercato
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CNR-Institute of Nanotechnology, c/o Campus Ecotekne, Via Monteroni, 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: imaging; fluorescence; optical ratiometric sensors; biomaterials; in vitro tumor models; three-dimensional scaffolds; cell-cell interactions; tumor microenvironment; drug testing; scientific computing and data processing
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Dr. Margarethus M. Paulides
1. Center of Care & Cure Technology Eindhoven, Department of Electrical Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
2. Department of Radiation Oncology, Erasmus MC Cancer Institute, 3015 GD Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interests: RF hyperthermia therapy; Thermal therapy; Electromagnetic dosimetry; Electromagnetic modelling; Thermal modelling; MRI; Magnetic resonance thermometry; MR-guided therapy
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Dr. Heather Stevenson-Lerner
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA
Interests: chronic liver diseases; viral hepatitis; Hepatopathology; infectious diseases; immunology; hepatocellular carcinoma; liver tumors; macrophages; pathology; spectral imaging microscopy
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Veysel Kayser
School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Interests: Monoclonal antibodies; biosimilars; biobetters; bispecifics; protein aggregation; biotherapeutics; influenza; rabies; vaccines and vaccinology
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Dr. Giovanni Crisafulli
1 Department of Oncology, University of Torino, Candiolo (TO) 10060, Italy
2 Candiolo Cancer Institute, FPO–IRCCS, Candiolo (TO)10060, Italy
Interests: Genetics; Liquid Biopsy; Tumour Heterogeneity, Clonal Evolution; Bioinformatics; Colorectal Cancers
Dr. Elizabeth Smyth
Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust,London, United Kingdom
Interests: Colorectal cancer; Oesophagus cancer; Stomach cancer
Dr. Shinya Matsuzaki
Osaka University
Interests: Antibody-drug conjugate, Monoclonal antibody therapy, platinum transporter, platinum resistance, Annexin A4, ATP7A, ATP7B, Leiomyosarcoma, Ovarian cancer, Cervical cancer
Dr. Roberto Quesada
Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain
Interests: Supramolecular chemistry; Medicinal chemistr; Organic chemistry; Pharmacognosy; Drug Discovery; Ionophore; Hydrogen bonds; Liposome; pH; anions
Prof. Dr. Matthias B. Stope
Department of Gynecolgy and Gynecological Oncology, University Hospital Bonn, Venusberg-Campus, Bonn, Germany
Interests: tumor biology; plasma oncology; physical therapy; biological effect of physical plasma and laser beams; molecular biology of the cell
Prof. Dr. Masahiro Sonoshita
Division Biomedical Oncology, Institute for Genetic Medicine, Hokkaido University, Kita-15 Nishi-7, Kita-ku, Sapporo, Hokkaido 060-0815, Japan
Interests: cancer; drug development; chemical biology; genetics; invasion & metastasis; kinase; signal transduction; animal models; Drosophila; mouse
Prof. Dr. Peter Igaz
Department of Endocrinology at the Department of Internal Medicine and Oncology, Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary
Interests: adrenal tumors; adrenocortical cancer; pheochromocytoma; genetics; genomics; microRNAs; non-coding RNA; multiple endocrine neoplasia syndromes; neuroendocrine tumors
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Dr. Patrick Schuss
Department of Neurosurgery, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-University Hospital, Venusberg-Campus 1, 53127 Bonn, Germany
Interests: glioblastoma; neurosurgery; brain metastases; preoperative risk profiling; frailty; extent of resection; postoperative complications; therapeutic advances in glioma/glioblastoma treatment; palliative care; quality of life in glioma patients
Prof. Dr. Jean Philippe Spano
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1. INSERM Institut Pierre Louis d'Epidémiologie et de Santé Publique (iPLESP), Sorbonne Université, F-75013 Paris, France
2. Department of Medical Oncology, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris, F-75013 Paris, France
Interests: haematology and oncology; Breast cancer; GI malignancies; HIV malignancies
Prof. Dr. Valerio Mais
Department of Surgical Sciences, University of Cagliari Medical School, Italy
Interests: gynecological oncology; gynecolocical oncology surgery; fertility sparing surgery; intraoperative sentinel lymph node detection; endometrial cancer; ovarian cancer; borderline ovarian tumors
Dr. Marc P. Stemmler
Department of Experimental Medicine I, Nikolaus-Fiebiger Center for Molecular Medicine, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
Interests: gastrointestinal cancer; cancer progression; metastasis; epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT); tumor microenvironment; pancreas organogenesis and homeostasis
Prof. Kojiro Wada
Department of Neurosurgery, National Defense Medical College, Namiki3-2, Tokorozawa, Saitama, Japan
Interests: Pathophysiology of carotid atherosclerosis; Hypothermic therapy on brain ischemia and traumatic brain injury; Ischemic preconditioning; Carotid endarterectomy; Surgery for cerebro-vascular diseases including various vascular bypass; Skull base surgery; Hyperbaric therapy
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Schölch
1. NWG-KKE Translational Surgical Oncology, German Cancer Research Center, Heidelberg, Germany
2. Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine Mannheim, University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany
Interests: circulating tumor cells; preclinical models of cancer; minimal residual disease; gastrointestinal cancer; lung cancer; surgical oncology; gastrointestinal surgery; thoracic surgery; pleural malignancy
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Dr. Paulo De Sepulveda
Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie de Marseille, Marseille, France
Interests: protein kinases; leukemia; signaling; membrane receptors; kinase inhibitors
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Dr. Sara Ramella

Università Campus Bio-Medico di Romadisabled, Rome, Italy
Interests: adaptive Radiotherapy
Prof. Dr. Keichiro Mihara
Department of International Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Fujita Health University
Interests: CD38; CAR-T; myeloma; lymphoma; immunotherapy
Dr. Marija Balic
Division of Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, Medical University of Graz, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: breast cancer; systemic treatment; intrinsic subtypes; prognosis; biomarkers; circulating tumor cells; cell free DNA
Dr. Francesco Cellini
Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Oncological Radiotherapy and Hematology, UOC of Oncological Radiotherapy, “A. Gemelli ”IRCCS, 00168 Rome, Italy
Interests: Gastrointestinal cancer; Genitourinary tract cancer; Technology advances in Radiation Oncology; MRI-guided-Radiation Oncology; Lung cancer; Breast cancer; Precision Radiotherapy
Dr. Esteban Orenes-Piñero
Hospital Virgen de la Arrixaca, Department of Cardiology, Murcia, Spain
Interests: Proteomics; Genomics; Cancer; Nutrition; Elderly; COVID19; Biochemistry; Molecular Biology
Dr. Karijn Suijkerbuijk
UMC Utrecht Cancer Center, Medical oncology University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Interests: checkpoint inhibition (with special interest in immune related adverse events (irAEs) and response prediction using machine learning) and melanoma
Dr. Shinkichi Takamori
Department of Thoracic Oncology, National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center, 3-1-1 Notame, Minami-ku, Fukuoka 811-1395, Japan
Interests: lung cancer; immunotherapy; immune checkpoint inhibitor; surgery; sarcopenia; nutrition
Prof. Dr. Roman Mezencev
School of Biological Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology, GA, USA
Interests: cancer epidemiology and public health; molecular classification of cancers; cancer genomics; chemical and viral carcinogenesis; toxicogenomics; cancer pharmacogenomics and drug resistance; breast cancer; ovarian cancer; second primary cancers
Prof. Dr. David Fenyö
NYU Grossman School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Interests: computational biology; bioinformatics; proteomics; genomics; image analysis; multi-omics integration
Prof. Maréne Landström
Medical Biosciences, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Interests: Prostate Cancer; clear cell renal cell carcinoma
Dr. Steve Oghumu
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, 337 Hamilton Hall, 1645 Neil Ave, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
Interests: immunology; mechanisms of infectious and neoplastic disease; chemoprevention
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Dr. Dagmar Riemann
Institute of Medical Immunology, Martin-Luther University Halle, Halle, Germany
Interests: tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes; immunodeficiency; multi-color flow cytometry; myeloid suppressor cells; immunomonitoring
Dr. Julio Morales
Department of Neurosurgery, University of Oklahoma Health Science Center, Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Interests: DNA Damage; DNA repair; RNA:DNA hybrids
Prof. Dr. Mary Bebawy
Laboratory Cancer Cell Biology and Therapeutics, Discipline of Pharmacy, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, NSW, Australia
Interests: molecular basis of cancer multidrug resistance; the role of extracellular vesicles in cancer multidrug resistance and metastasis
Prof. Dr. Cläre Von Neubeck

University of Duisburg-Essen, Faculty of Medicine, University Hospital Essen, Dept. of Particle Therapy, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45147 Essen, Germany
Interests: particle radiation (investigating the relative biological effectiveness (RBE) in mono/ co-cultures, organotypic models, organ slice cultures and animal models); experimental radiotherapy (investigating in established and primary tumor models in vivo/ ex vivo, biomarkers for radiosensitivity, tumor micromilieu, and combined radio-oncological therapy modalities
Dr. Omeed Moaven
Department of Surgery, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL, USA
Interests: Pancreatic cancer; Colorectal metastatic disease; Gastrointestinal cancers; Personalized medicine; Tumor organoid; Oncolytic virus; Targeted therapy; Pancreatectomy; Hepatocellular carcinoma
Dr. Hidde M Kroon

Colorectal Unit, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, Australia
Interests: colorectal cancer, melanoma
Prof. Richard Flavin
St James's Hospital Dublin and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland
Interests: molecular pathology; molecular diagnostics; lymphoma diagnostics; prostate cancer; ovarian cancer; microRNA.
Dr. Palma Dileo
London Sarcoma Service, University College London Hospital, Euston Road, London NW1 2PG, UK
Interests: desmoid type fibromatosis; giant cell tumor of bone; GIST; uterine sarcomas
Dr. Ulrich Ronellenfitsch
Department of Visceral, Vascular and Endocrine Surgery, University Hospital Halle (Saale), Halle (Saale), Germany
Interests: upper gastrointestinal cancer; multimodal treatment; gastrectomy; esophagectomy; sarcoma; quality of care; meta-analysis
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Prof. Daniel R. Perez
Department of General, Visceral and Thoracic Surgery, University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, 20246 Hamburg, Germany
Interests: robotic surgery; colorectal cancer; esophageal cancer
Dr. Florence Joly
Clinical Research Department, Centre François Baclesse, 14000 Caen, France
Interests: drug therapy; breast neoplasms; chemotherapy treatment
Dr. Alejandra Pera
Research Fellow in Immunology, “Immunology and Allergy” group (GC01), Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba (IMIBIC), University of Cordoba. Cordoba, Spain
Interests: Immunosenescence, aging, melanoma, NK cells, NKT cells, NK receptors, CMV, cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL), cardiovascular disease, pro-inflammatory cells.
Dr. Christophe Tournigand
Department of Gastroenterology and Digestive Oncology, Henri Mondor University Hospital, APHP, Creteil, France
Interests: colorectal cancer; Advanced Cancer Cachexia; advanced pancreatic cancer
Prof. Dr. Vasiliki Zolota
Department of Pathology, Medical School, University of Patras, 26504 Rion, Patras, Greece
Interests: pathology; neoplasia; cancer; epigenetics; DNA methylation; histone modification; microRNA
Dr. Louis Spencer Krane
Department of Urology, Tulane University School of Medicine, 1430 Tulane Ave, 86-42, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
Interests: prostate cancer; urologic malignancies; kidney cancer; localized prostate cancer; robotics
Prof. Dr. Rodolfo Sacco

Head Gastroenterology and Digestive Endoscopy Unit, Policlinico Riuniti Hospital Medical School, Foggia, Italy
Interests: hepatocellular carcinoma; sorafenib; regorafenib; lenvatinib; cabozantinib; TACE; TARE
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Prof. Dr. Andreas Stadlbauer
1. Department of Neurosurgery, Friedrich-Alexander University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
2. Institute of Medical Radiology, University Clinic St. Pölten, Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, St. Pölten, Austria
Interests: metabolic imaging; brain tumors; Warburg effect; reverse Warburg effect; tumor microinvironment; metabolic coupling; energy metabolism; magentic resonance imaging; Förster resonance energy transfer imaging; artificial intelligence; deep learning
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