Josep Tabernero is currently the Head of the Medical Oncology Department and Head of the Gastrointestinal Tumors and Phase I Unit at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona and the Director of the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology. He is very actively involved in translational research and pharmacodynamic Phase I studies with molecular targeted therapies. He is especially devoted to Phase I and II studies with pharmacodynamic endpoints with novel agents directed to the membrane receptors, including PI3K and ERK signalling pathways. Dr. Tabernero is a member of the Executive Board of the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO), currently holding the position of Treasurer and Chair of the Fellowships and Awards Committee. He is also member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), participating in its International Affairs Committee. He is actively involved in different editorial boards including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Cancer Discovery, Clinical Colorectal Cancer and Annals of Oncology. Dr Tabernero holds MD and PhD degrees from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain.
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