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Raffaele Califano

The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK

Dr Raffaele Califano works as Consultant Medical Oncologist at The Christie Hospital and Manchester University Hospital, both in Manchester, United Kingdom. He is also an Honorary Senior Lecturer in Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester. Dr Califano has a special interest in thoracic malignancies and clinical cancer research and is an active member of the Manchester Lung Cancer Group.

Dr Califano graduated in Medicine and Surgery, summa cum laude, from the University of Perugia, Italy in 2003 and completed his Specialist Training in Medical Oncology in 2007. He worked for four years as Clinical Research Fellow with the Lung and Melanoma Team at The Christie Hospital and he has been an investigator for several phase Ib-III clinical trials, developing a particular interest for molecularly-driven clinical trials in advanced non-small cell lung cancer, small cell lung cancer and mesothelioma. Dr Califano has a research focus on immunotherapy and oncogenic-driven lung cancer.

Dr Califano serves as Chairman of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Publishing Working Group and as a member of the Steering Committee of the ESMO Educational Committee. He is also a member of British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).

Dr Califano is the author of several papers published in indexed, peer-reviewed international journals and he has been an invited speaker to several national and international oncology meetings.

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