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Clelia Madeddu (IT)

Department of Medicine-Hematology/Oncology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, United States

Academic degrees: Medicine degree in 1999, University of Cagliari, Italy; Postgraduate specialization in Medical Oncology in 2004, University of Cagliari, Italy.
Academic positions: Since 2005 she is Researcher and Assistant Professor in Medical Oncologs at the University of Cagliari, Department of Medical Sciences and Public Health.
Scientific publications: Author of 192 scientific publication on international peer-reviewed journals (as cited in ISI WEB) with 2268 citations, h index 29.
Area of research interest: supportive care; pathophysiology and treatment of cancer-related anorexia/cachexia; pathogenesis and treatment of cancer-related anemia; gynecologic oncology, mainly ovarian cancer, with particular interest in ovarian cancer-related inflammation and associated symptoms; endocrine-related cancers;  oxidative stress; immunocompetence of cancer patients and immunotherapy; combined modality  treatment of gynecological tumors; quality of life.
Participation in the Editorial Board of the following international journals: Frontiers in Physiology (; Frontiers in Nutrition (
Reviewer for the following international journals: Cancer Research; BMC Cancer; European Journal of Pharmacology; Medicine; Archives of Oral Biology; International Journal of Obesity; Frontiers in Nutrition.
Participation in competitive national and international research projects: Research project no. 2014.1883 entitled “Advanced ovarian cancer as a immunological, endocrine and metabolic disorder; translational research project for the development of a targeted combined approach of cancer-related symptoms”, funded by “Fondazione Banco di Sardegna” (2014-2016); National research project funded by the Italian Ministry for the University and Research entitled “Phase III clinical trial of efficacy and safety of a combined treatment (dietetic, nutritional and pharmacological) for cancer-related anorexia-cachexia syndrome” (2004-2008).
Participation to International Research Groups: Research group “Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Cancer Research Group” coordinated by Prof Josep Argiles and Prof Silvia Busquets from University of Barcelona since 2011; Working Group on Drug Cardiotoxicity and Cardioprotection of the Italian Society of Cardiology” since 2014; Coordinator of the laboratory activity and researcher supervisor for a research project entitled “Experimental models of cancer cachexia” funded by  the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science in collaboration with the University of Kagoshima, Japan.

November 16, 2018
10:30am to 12:00pm Optimise nutritional strategies for excellent cancer care Room E 102 Pierre Soubeyran (FR), Kathelijn Versteeg (NL), Clelia Madeddu (IT), Frederiek Van den Bos (NL)