Dr. Maria Luisa Calabrò, Biologist

  • Role of the microenvironment in the pathogenesis of virus-induced lymphoma
  • Relevance of epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) in highly aggressive tumors

Prof. Vincenzo Ciminale, MD

  • Harnessing redox homeostasis and cell death pathways for treatment of T-cell leukemia

Clinical Research Group on Breast Cancer

  • Tailoring the treatment in early breast cancer
  • Immunotherapy in breast cancer
  • Identifying prognostic and predictive biomarkers in breast cancer

Dr. Luigi Corti, MD

  • Identification of new biomarkers of radiosensitivity/resistance for patient stratification and personalized radiotherapy treatment planning

Dr. Matteo Curtarello, Biologist, PhD

  • Liquid biopsy (cell free DNA, cfDNA) approach to track tumor response to therapy and/or relapse in gastric esophageal oncologic diseases (GEODs)

Dr. Arcangela De Nicolo, MD, PhD

  • Elucidating genotype-phenotype correlations in hereditary cancer syndromes

Prof. Anita De Rossi, PhD

  • Mechanisms promoting Epstein Barr Virus (EBV)-driven  malignancies
  • New approaches for the diagnosis and monitoring of tumors: telomere/telomerase complex

Dr. Annarosa Del Mistro, MD

  • HPV testing and novel biomarkers in prevention and diagnosis of cervical and oropharyngeal HPV-driven carcinomas

Gastrointestinal Cancers Clinical Research Group

  • Development of tailored treatment: one size do not fits all
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the disease
  • New targets for new treatment
  • Immunotherapy is the new frontier

Genito Urinary Oncology Research Team

  • Biomarkers and treatment of patients with Prostate cancer
  • Biomarkers and Treatment of patients with Renal cell carcinoma
  • Immunotherapy and biomarkers in patients with Bladder or Upper Urinary Tract carcinoma
  • Outcome and quality of life of patients with Testicular cancer

Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Research Group

  • Multidisciplinary approach to the disease
  • Immunotherapy is the new frontier
  • Real word evidence studies

Head and Neck Cancers Clinical Research Team

  • Improving the treatment strategies and identifying new prognostic and predictive biomarkers

Dr. Stefano Indraccolo, MD

  • Metabolic adaptation of tumors to anti-angiogenic therapy
  • Genetic profiling of lung cancer
  • NOTCH as a therapeutic target in cancer

Dr. Chiara Menin, Biologist

  • Genetic risk factors for cutaneous melanoma
  • Molecular classification of cutaneous melanoma and molecular markers for prediction of the targeted therapy response in the advanced melanoma

Prof. Simone Mocellin, MD, PhD

  • PD1 and PDL1 expression as therapeutic targets and prognostic biomarkers in soft tissue sarcomas
  • Clock genes polymorphisms as risk and prognostic factors in melanoma and soft tissue sarcomas

Network Clinical Research Group

  • Evaluation of the impact of the diagnostic-therapeutic pathways in oncology
  • Regional and National collection of real world data on activity, efficacy, safety and budget impact of innovative anticancer drugs
  • Regional and National prospective clinical studies
  • Administrative health data extraction on diagnosis and treatment of breast and lung cancer

Neuro-Oncology Research Team

  • Developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of malignant brain tumors
  • Identifying the right treatment for elderly patients with brain tumors improving their quality of life and neuro-cognitive functions
  • Identifying molecular predictors of treatment benefit in glioblastoma patients
  • New imaging modalities in early disease detection and response assessment to new therapies in glioblastoma patients

Onco-haematological Research Team

  • New therapeutic approach in lymphoma
  • Diffuse large B cell lymphoma in elderly patients
  • Molecular prognostic factors in Diffuse Large B cell lymphoma

Dr. Erich Piovan, MD, PhD

  • Targeted therapeutic approaches in T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) and Diffuse Large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL)

Prof. Carlo Riccardo Rossi, MD

  • Quality Assurance and cost-effectiveness of clinical pathways for melanoma and sarcomas care.

Sarcoma Research Team

  • Developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of soft tissue sarcoma and bone tumors
  • Multidisciplinary approach to the disease
  • Identifying the optimal treatment for older patients with advanced soft tissue sarcoma
  • Identifying molecular predictors of treatment benefit in patients with sarcoma

Dr. Samantha Serpentini, Psychologist

  • The role of self-efficacy in coping with cancer

Thoracic malignancies Clinical Research Team

  • mprovement of multidisciplinary management of lung cancer, mesothelioma and thymic neoplasms
  • access to wide molecular characterization and targeted treatment in lung cancer
  • implementation of liquid biopsy for lung cancer in clinical practice
  • study of predictive markers for immunotherapy efficacy and toxicity in lung cancer
  • study of predictive biomarkers and acquired resistance mechanisms in EGFR-mutated advanced NSCLC

Dr. Valeria Tosello, Biologist

  • Molecular pathogenesis of T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and lymphoma

Dr. Rita Zamarchi, MD

  • Liquid biopsy to get precision medicine in solid tumors