Cancer Microenvironment & Cell Signaling Program
Pierluigi Scalia M.D., Ph.D.
Director of the Cancer Microenvironment & Cell Signaling Program
Specific Research Projects
- Molecular and vascular biology of human Mesothelioma
- Dissecting the network of cancer-secreted factors in promoting malignant phenotype in solid cancers
- Environmental factors effects on cancer progression
Prof Scalia obtained his MD, from the University of Catania Italy and holds a PhD in Molecular Endocrinology. He holds US board certifications in molecular biology and molecular pathology (ACSP). Twenty years of laboratory training and work experience matured between the academic and private research sectors of which fifteen carried out in US research Institutions including the University of California, San Francisco, the University of Southern Califonia, Los Angeles and the City of Hope National Comprehensive Cancer Center in Duarte, California, Pierluigi brings to SHRO and the program he leads his multi-rounded view of clinically relevant basic and translational research. Pierluigi is also the Director of a SHRO-affiliated Italian research organization (ISOPROG) which shares objectives and complementary programs meant to extend discovery from the bench to the patient bed.