W. Scheithauer serves currently as a Professor of internal medicine at the Division of Clinical Oncology at the Medical University in Vienna, Austria. He also serves as Consultant in medical oncology in two large general hospitals in the south of Vienna. He began his medical training in 1981, undertook a fellowship in medical oncology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX, USA and then obtained his medical degree in 1984. He was subsequently awarded a range of postgraduate qualifications from 1986 to 1995, and received seven scientific prizes from various national and international societies. Professor Scheithauer is an Active Member of several professional societies, including ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology), EORTC (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer), ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), and AACR (American Association for Cancer Research). He is a Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Annals of Oncology, Onkologie and J. Gastroenterological and Hepatological Disorders and Member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the CECOG (Central European Cooperative Oncology Group), Research and Development Update Europe Organisation, European Multidisciplinary Conference Group on Colorectal Cancer and several steering committees. He is also a Reviewer for a number of international scientific journals and fellowship applications of the UICC (Union Internationale Contre le Cancer), and is involved in teaching activities at the University Medical School and the organisation of postgraduate courses nationally and for ESO (European School of Oncology). Professor Scheithauer’s main research interests include the preclinical and clinical evaluation of new anticancer agents and biologicals, especially in gastrointestinal malignancies, on which he has published more than 200 original papers in peer-reviewed journals, 60 book chapters, and over 380 abstracts.
Biography Updated on 2 November 2010