Co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, USA
Erminia Massarelli, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is the co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, an associate clinical professor in the department of medical oncology and therapeutics research, specializing in lung and head and neck cancers. Dr. Massarelli received her medical doctorate and Ph.D. in molecular oncology and endocrinology from the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. She continued her postdoctoral training with dual medical oncology and thoracic/head & neck medical oncology fellowships at MD Anderson Cancer Center. In 2009, Dr. Massarelli pursued a residency in internal medicine at the Methodist Hospital in Houston, TX, followed by a clinical fellowship at MD Anderson Cancer Center in medical oncology and a Master of Science in biomedical sciences from the University of Texas Health Science Center. Board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology, Dr. Massarelli is the recipient of several honors and awards and has received funding for her research grants and protocols including receipt of the ASCO Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Young Investigator Award. She has published over 55 peer-reviewed articles, numerous abstracts and three book chapters. Dr. Massarelli is frequently invited to present her work at national and international conferences and symposia, and holds several memberships in professional societies including the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC).