Andrés Cervantes, Professor of Medicine and Head Dept. Medical Oncology
Dr. Andrés Cervantes is Professor of Medicine at the University of Valencia, Spain. He got his training in Medical Oncology at the University Hospital in Valencia. After completing his clinical training he got a research fellowship for two years at the Free University Hospital in Amsterdam, where he obtained his PhD degree with a work on multidrug resistance in the Cellular Pharmacology Lab of this institution.
Dr. Cervantes serves as Head of the Department of Medical Oncology at the University Hospital in Valencia, Spain. He is also scientific director of the Institute of Health Research INCLIVA, one of the nationally accredited research institutes in Spain. His main areas of research and clinical interest are gastrointestinal and gynaecologic malignancies as well as phase I and early clinical trials and new drug development. He is a dedicated clinical investigator for rectal cancer, a topic in which he has developed several publications concerning the quality of the multidisciplinary teamwork as well as quality assessment of mesorectal surgery, how to improve on the optimal selection of initial therapy and specifically how to approach upper third rectal cancer. He is also responsible of a translational research lab, mainly working in liquid biopsies and in the molecular classification of gastrointestinal malignancies. He is the author of more than two hundred research articles and educational papers published in peer-reviewed journals. He is also one of the Editors in chief of Cancer Treatment Reviews. He is currently the Chair of the Educational Committee and Executive Board Member of ESMO and since January 2014, he is also Associate Editor for Gastrointestinal Cancer in Annals of Oncology.