Dr Martinelli was awarded her medical degree in 2000, her degree as specialist in Medical Oncology in 2004 and her PhD in 2008 from the Naples Second University.
Her research interests include the development of new targeted agents against growth factors in preclinical and early clinical studies mainly in colorectal cancer and in particular defining the possible biological markers of intrinsic or acquired resistance to treatments.
She is an active member of ESMO: as member of the ESMO E-Learning and Continuing Medical Education Working Group (ECWG), she is involved in the ESMO E-Learning programme and takes care of the assessment of courses, symposia, congresses, conferences and other educational activities, ensuring the high ESMO standards of value and quality. She also looks after the assignment of educational hours (ESMO CME points) to proposed activities.
She is also a member of the ESMO Women for Oncology Committee and was a long-standing member of the ESMO Young Oncologists Committee (YOC) until the start of 2016.