Editors in Chief, Section Editors & Editorial Board

Antonio Giordano
Editor in Chief

Professor at the Department of Biology, Temple University in Philadelphia, where he is also Director and founder of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine. He is also Professor of Anatomic Pathology at Siena University, Italy. Worked at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories directed by Nobel Laureate James Watson. Giordano research activity mainly focused on the study of the mechanisms underlying cell cycle deregulation in cancer and other human diseases. He discovered key regulators of the cell cycle such as RBL2/p130, CDK9 and CDK10 and its pioneering studies contributed to the understanding of crucial mechanisms of cancer development.
As a researcher, he has authored more than 600 articles, received over 30 awards for his contributions to cancer genetics and human diseases .
Giordano is a member of the editorial board of several international journals.

Carmine Pinto
Editor in Chief

Degree in Medicine and Surgery at the University of Naples, and board of Oncology and then of Hematology at the University of Bologna, he is Director of Medical Oncology Unit of the AUSL-IRCCS of Reggio Emilia. Member of several national and international scientific societies, from November 2014 to October 2017 he was National President of the Italian Association of Medical Oncology (AIOM), and currently President of the Federation of Italian Cooperative Oncology Groups (FICOG). Author of over 250 scientific publications in national and international journals and member of different scientific societies such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). Reviewer of international research projects for Cancer Research Campaign (CRC), Clinical Trials Committee of the United Kingdom and the French Institute National du Cancer (INCa). He has been responsible for the conduction of over 90 clinical and translational studies.

Francesca Pentimalli
Executive Editor

Researcher at the National Cancer Institute of Naples, Italy and Adjunct Associate Professor at the Department of Biology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. She obtained her Degree in Biological Sciences summa cum laude in 1997, her PhD in Molecular and Cellular Genetics in 2002, and Specialized in Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry at the University of Naples Federico II, Italy. From 2001 to 2006 she worked as Post-Doctoral Fellow first at the Kimmel Cancer Institute, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, then at the University Federico II, School of Medicine. From 2006 to 2007 she worked as Assistant Editor for Nature Reviews Cancer and Nature Reviews Genetics in London, UK. From 2008, she has been working at the National Cancer Institute of Naples leading the Cell Cycle and Cancer Lab. She authored over a hundred articles in the field of cancer genetics and therapeutics.

Daniele Santini
Section Editor-Gastrointestinal Cancer

Department of Medical Oncology, Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome, Rome, Italy

Diego Serraino
Section Editor-Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

S.O.C. Epidemiologia e Biostatistica, Aviano, Italy

Mattia Barbareschi
Section Editor-Cancer Biomarkers

Director  of the Unit of Surgical Pathology, Director of the  Department of Laboratory Medicine, S. Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy

Nunzio Del Gaudio
Section Editor-Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics and non coding RNAs

Department of precision medicine University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Rosaria Benedetti
Section Editor-Cancer Genetics, Epigenetics and non coding RNAs

Department of Precision Medicine, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

Romano Danesi
Section Editor-Cancer Pharmacology

UO Farmacologia clinica e Farmacogenetica, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Pisa University, Pisa, Italy

Domenico Corsi
Section Editor-Cancer Supporting Care

Director, UOC Oncologia Ospedale San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli, Rome, Italy

Elvio Russi
Section Editor-Cancer Imaging and Radiotherapy

Department of Radiotherapy and Radiology, A.O. S. Croce e Carle, Cuneo, Italy

Arnolfo Petruzziello
Section Editor-Viruses and Cancer

UOC Clinical Pathology, Department of Diagnostic Services, AORN S. Anna e S. Sebastiano, Caserta, Italy

Riccardo Caccialanza
Section Editor-Nutrition and Cancer

Director, UOC Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy

Paolo Pedrazzoli
Section Editor-Nutrition and Cancer

UOC Oncologia, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Department of Internal Medicine  and Medical Therapy, Università di Pavia

Massimo Di Maio
Section Editor-Thoracic cancer

Department of Oncology, Università degli Studi di Torino, SCDU Medical Oncology, AO Ordine Mauriziano, Torino, Italy

Luciano Mutti
Section Editor-Thoracic cancer

RCPI Medical Oncology, Chairman of the Italian Group for Research  and Therapy for Mesothelioma (GIMe)

Marco Benasso
Section Editor-Head and Neck Cancer

S.C. Oncologia  Ospedale San Paolo, Savona, Italy/Ospedale Santa Corono, Pietra Ligure, Italy

Orazio Caffo
Section Editor-Genitourinary Cancer

Medical Oncology Department, Santa Chiara Hospital, Trento, Italy

Alba Brandes
Section Editor-Neurooncology

Department of Medical Oncologyt, Azienda USL of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Mario Mandalà
Section Editor-Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Professor of Medical Oncology, University of Perugia, Unit of Medical Oncology, Santa Maria della Misericordia Hospital, Perugia, Italy

Giuseppe Palmieri
Section Editor-Melanoma and Skin Cancer

Institute of Genetic & Biomedical Research (IRGB) at National Research Council (CNR), University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy

Nicola Fazio
Section Editor-Rare Cancers

Director of the Division of Gastrointestinal Medical Oncology and Neuroendocrine Tumors. and Director of the Program in Digestive and Neuroendocrine Tumors, European Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy

Roberto Lucchini
Editorial Board member

Department of Occupational and Environmental Health, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Miami/Florida International University, Miami, USA/Occupational Medicine University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy

Marcella Barbarino
Editorial Board member

Biomedical Technologies and Experimental Oncology Lab, Department of Biomedical Technologies, University of Siena, Siena, Italy

Lucia Altucci
Editorial Board member

Department of Precision Medicine, Università degli Studi della Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Caserta, Italy

Antonio Maria Grimaldi
Section Editor-Cancer Immunology and Immunoterapy

Melanoma, Cancer Immunotherapy and Innovative Therapies, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori IRCCS Fondazione G. Pascale, Naples, Italy

Editorial Board member

Department of Pharmaceutical Science, Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai, India

Prashant Kumar
Section Editor-Cancer System Biology

Dean – Research Somaiya Vidyavihar University (SVU) & Director, Somaiya Institute for Research And Consultancy (SIRAC), Mumbai, India. Faculty Scientist, Institute of Bioinformatics, Bangalore, India

Marco Merlano
Section Editor-Head and Neck Cancer

Director, S.C. Oncology,  Ospedale San Paolo, Savona, Ospedale Santa Corono, Pietra Ligure, Italy

Giovanni Grignani
Section Editor-Sarcoma

Sarcoma Unit, Istituto di Candiolo – IRCCS, Candiolo, Turin, Italy

Massimo Barberis
Section Editor-Cancer Biomarkers

Molecular Diagnostics Unit, Director of Histopathology and Molecular Diagnostics Unit, IEO – Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy 
Andrea Morrione
Section Editor-Cancer Signalling and Molecular Mechanisms

Director, Molecular Mechanisms of Cancer Signal Transduction Program Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center for Biotechnology, Department of Biology College of Science and Technology Temple University, PA, US

Marco Vanoni
Editorial Board

Department of Biotechnology and Bioscience , Università di Milano Bicocca, Milan, Italy

Claudio Mauro
Section Editor-Cancer Metabolism

Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, Institute of Metabolism and Systems Research, College of Medical and Dental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK


Sendurai Mani
Section Editor-Cancer Inflammation, Microenvironment and Metastasis

Department of Translational Molecular Pathology, MD Anderson Cancer Center,  Houston, Texas, USA

Francesco Graziano
Section Editor-Cancer Therapy and Precision Medicine

Department of Onco-Hematology, Division of Oncology, Azienda Ospedaliera Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord, Pesaro, Italy

Giuseppe Toffoli
Section Editor-Cancer Pharmacology

Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Centro di Riferimento Oncologico di Aviano (CRO) IRCCS, Aviano (PN) , Italy

Paolo Giorgi Rossi
Section Editor-Cancer Screening

Epidemiology Unit, Azienda USL di Reggio Emilia – IRCCS, Reggio Emilia, Italy

Tiziano Tuccinardi
Section Editor-Cancer Drug discovery and repurposing

Department of Pharmacy, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy

Gennaro Daniele
Section Editor-Cancer Clinical Trials

Clinical Trials Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Fondazione G Pascale, IRCCS, Naples, Italy

Italo Tempera
Section Editor-Viruses and Cancer

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Fels Institute, Temple School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, US

Augusto Caraceni
Section Editor-Palliative Care

Palliative Care, Pain Therapy and Rehabilitation, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori di Milano, Milan, Italy

Maddalena Barba
Section Editor-Cancer and society

Division of Medical Oncology, IRCCS – Istituto Nazionale Tumori Regina Elena, Rome, Italy

Filippo Montemurro
Section editor-Breast Cancer

Multidisciplinary Oncology Outpatient Clinic, Istituto di Candiolo, FPO-IRCCS , Candiolo, Italy

Maria Grazia Ghi
Section Editor-Head and Neck Cancer

Oncology Unit, IRCCS – Istituto Oncologico Veneto, Padua, Italy

Pierluigi Scalia
Section Editor-Endocrine System Cancer

Biology Department, Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine and Center for Biotechnology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, US. Istituto Somatogene per la Ricerca Onco-Genomica, ISOPROG, Caltanissetta, Italy

Giuseppe Procopio
Section Editor-Genitourinary Cancer

Director, Medical and Genitourinary Oncology,  Fondazione Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan , Italy

Fernando De Vita
Section Editor-Gastrointestinal Cancer

Department of Precision Medicine, Medical Oncology, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy

Alessandro Comandone
Section Editor-Sarcoma

SC Oncology, ASL Turin, Italy

Bruno Vincenzi
Section Editor-Rare Cancers

Department of Medical Oncology, University Campus Bio-Medico, Rome, Italy

Giovanni Baglio
Section Editor-Consultant for Biostatistics

Italian National Agency for Regional Healthcare Services (AGENAS), Rome, Italy

Renato Franco
Editorial Board member

Department of Mental and Physical Health and Preventive Medicine, Pathology Unit, Luigi Vanvitelli University of Campania, Naples, Italy

Paola Indovina
Editorial Board member

Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, Center for Biotechnology, College of Science and Technology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, USA. Institute for High Performance Computing and Networking, National Research Council of Italy (ICAR-CNR), Naples, Italy

Luigi Alfano
Editorial Board member

Oncology Research Center of Mercogliano (CROM), Istituto Nazionale Per Lo Studio e La Cura Dei Tumori – Fondazione Giovanni Pascale, IRCCS, Naples, Italy

Davide Ruggero
Editorial Board member

Department of Urology, School of Medicine, Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA

Antonio Feliciello
Editorial Board member

Professor of General Pathology, Department of Molecular Medicine andMedical Biotechnologies,  University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy 

Enrico Franceschi
Editorial Board member

Department of Medical Oncology, Bellaria-Maggiore Hospital, Azienda USL of Bologna, IRCCS Institute of Neurological Sciences, Bologna, Italy

Haining Yang
Editorial Board member

Thoracic Oncology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

Khamel Khalili
Editorial Board member

Department of Neuroscience,  Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Inflammation, Center for Neurovirology & Gene Editing, Comprehensive NeuroAIDS Center, Temple University , PA, US

Gary Stein
Editorial Board member

Director, University of Vermont Cancer Center – Professor and Chairperson, Department of Biochemistry – Professor, Department of Surgery, Burlington, Vermont, US

Gualberto Gussoni
Editorial Board member

Scientific Director at Centro Studi FADOI, Milan, Italy
Department of Clinical Research

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