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Dr Gianmarco Contino

Dr Gianmarco Contino

Research Associate

Lecturer, School of Clinical Medicine, University of Cambridge


Biography:

Gianmarco is a Clinical lecturer at the University of Cambridge and Addenbrooke’s Hospital. His research focuses on cancer genomic of Barrett’s oesophagus and oesophageal adenocarcinoma. He trained as a surgical oncologist and translational scientist in several institutions including the European Institute of Oncology (Milan), Harvard Medical School and Mass General Hospital (Boston), University of Illinois at Chicago and Imperial College (London). He published extensively on molecular biology and cancer genomics of Pancreatic and Oesophageal Adenocarcinoma. His research has been supported by American Italian Cancer Foundation, the Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, the National Institute for Health Research and the Imperial College NHS foundation.

Research Interests

Gianmarco joined the VHI in 2016 with the aim to investigate the epistemological and ethical questions related to early diagnosis of cancer. He has an interest in defining a theoretical framework that reconciles the intrinsic uncertainty of measuring complex biological processes with the expectation that scientific progress would provide a key to anticipate the natural history of neoplastic and pre-neoplastic lesions.


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