Marialuisa Appetecchia is currently the Director of the “UO di Endocrinologia” of the Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome,Italy. She received her M.S degree in medicine and surgery (summa cum laude) in 1984 at the University of Rome. She Specialized in endocrinology (summa cum laude) at the University of Rome "La Sapienza" in 1987 and in oncology (summa cum laude) at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” in 1994. In 1987, she joined the Service of Endocrinology, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute, Rome as attender. From 1993 to 2000, she worked as a senior staff member and from 2001 to present as Director of the Service of Endocrinology, Regina Elena National Cancer Institute in Rome. From 1997, she is Contract Professor in "Endocrinology" at the Nursing University Degree, University of Rome "La Sapienza". From 2003, she is also Contract Professor in "Oncological Endocrinology" at the Endocrinology School, School of Medicine, University of Rome "La Sapienza". From the same year, she is the Coordinator of the I.F.O. National Cancer Institute Regina Elena for the “Scuola Medica Ospedaliera” in Rome. She is also a member of several national and international scientific societies such as The Endocrine Society in USA, AIOM (the Italian Association of Medical Oncology), S.I.E. (the Italian Society of Endocrinology), the Italian Thyroid Association (AIT), and A.M.E. (the Association of Medical Endocrinologist). Her major scientific interest is focused on research involving the design of new diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for human endocrine cancers, with emphasis being placed on the identification and development of molecular and biochemical diagnostics tools. Particularly, her scientific interest is dedicated to studying novel thyroid and neuroendocrine cancer diagnostic and therapeutic strategies.
Biography Updated on 23 May 2012