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Gustavo Baldassarre

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Gustavo Baldassarre, MD

Dr Gustavo Baldassarre graduated in Medicine and Surgery (1991) and obtained a Master degree in Clinical Oncology (1996) at the University of Naples “Federico II”, Italy. Along with the clinical activity he has cultivated research studies in molecular oncology, working at the International Institute of Genetics and Biophysics of Naples (1993-1995) and the National Cancer Institute “Fond. G. Pascale” of Naples (1995-2000). In 2000 he moved to the Thomas Jefferson University of Philadelphia, USA, at the Kimmel Cancer Center. From 2002 he is group leader at the National Cancer Institute, CRO of Aviano, Italy, where his research interests have focused on the control of cell proliferation, motility and drug resistance in cancer. He has built at CRO translational research groups for Breast, Ovarian and Head and Neck cancers, involving all the specialists involved in the management and cure of these tumors, with the aim of finding new reliable therapeutic targets and biomarkers. During his career Dr Baldassarre has been honored with many awards, such as the “Scholar-in-Training Award” from the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in 2002, the “Young Investigator Award for Cancer Research” from the Italian Cancer Society (SIC) in 2003 and the “Highly Commended” award from European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) in 2005. He is founder member of the Multicenter Italian Trials in Ovarian Cancer (MITO) translational research group, and an active member of the AACR, SIC, and EACR.

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