Lisa Licitra is Board-certified in medical oncology, with special expertise in the treatment of head and neck cancers. She is currently Interim Director of Medical Oncology Head and Neck Cancer Department at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan, Italy.
Dr Licitra has been involved in clinical and translational research in the field of head and neck cancer for over 25 years. She is conducting as PI several clinical studies but more importantly academic studies with original translational research. She has been recipient of several academic research grants on head and neck cancer; she was also awarded with the “Guido Venosta” Prize of AIRC and with the “Hubertus Wald Award” prize of University Cancer Center Hamburg.
Dr Licitra is actively involved in international education and research programmes for head and neck cancer through EORTC, ESMO, ESTRO as well as national societies like AIOM and AIOCC. She is honorary member of ESTRO.
She is a member of the Head and Neck Faculty of ESMO, Member of the ESMO Guidelines Committee, Co-founder and member, as medical oncologist, of the European Head and Neck Cancer Society.
Furthermore Dr Licitra is free-contract Professor at State University of Milan, a member of the Clinical Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Oncology, Editor of START – State-of-the-Art Oncology in Europe (www.startoncology.net) a project of Alleanza Contro il Cancro – Ministry of Health – Italy
Dr Licitra has written 20 book chapters and approximately 152 scientific articles.