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Silvia Novello

Silvia Novello


University of Turin
Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences

Professor Novello, MD, PhD, graduated in Medicine at the University of Turin, Italy in 1995. She then did a Postgraduate Course in Respiratory Medicine which she completed in 1999 summa cum laude. In 2006 she achieved a PhD in Human Oncology and went on doing a Postgraduate in Medical Oncology in 2010.

Professor Novello is presently Assistant Professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Department of Clinical and Biological Sciences of the University of Turin, Italy.

Her previous positions include: Fellow at S. Luigi Hospital, Clinic of Respiratory Diseases, Orbassano, Turin, from 1995 to 1999 and Clinical Fellow at the same hospital, Thoracic Oncology DH, from 1999 to 2000. From 2000 to 2001 she was Resident A at the Institut Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France. From 2001 to 2003, Research Fellow in the Medical Experimental and Clinical Sciences area at the Thoracic Oncology Division (University of Turin), and attending Physician at the Thoracic Oncology Division, from 2004 to 2010.

Professor Novello was also Thoracic Oncology Division tutor of Educational Classes in Thoracic Oncology and Educational Classes supported by AIPO (Hospital Pulmonologist Italian Association) for Specialised Doctors in Respiratory Diseases, Thoracic Surgery and Medical Oncology.

Professor Novello’s main area of research is based on the aspects of basic research and applied clinical research concerning bronchogenic carcinoma.

She has been involved in trials and studies in different lung cancer and pleural mesothelioma clinical stages including among others: supportive care, the treatment of lung cancer in elderly patients, the role of cytokines in thoracic malignancies (lung cancer, pleural mesothelioma), the role of oncogenes, antioncogenes, growth factors and their receptors in lung cancer (pathogenesis, prognosis); women and lung cancer; pharmacogenomics and lung cancer; applied clinical research aspects regarding interstitial lung disease.

Professor Novello is a Member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), Member of “Innovators in Lung Cancer”, Member of IASLC and Board of Director Member since July 2011, Member of NLCP (National Lung Cancer Partnership) Scientific Committee, Member of IASLC Young Investigators Awards Scientific Committee, and President of the European Association - Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe (WALCE).

She has been a speaker at Italian and European Congresses focused on Thoracic Oncology.

Professor Novello is author and co-author of over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and of book chapters published in scientific volumes.

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