Adriana Albini is scientific collaborator at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in Milan, Professor of General Pathology at the Milan Bicocca University, she has been deputy Chief of Genoa Cancer Center and Head of Research Department of Reggio Emilia Cancer Center and Scientific Director of MultiMedica Onlus.
She trained at Max Planck Institute for Biochemistry in Munich and at the American National Institutes of Health in Maryland. She has over 350 peer reviewed scientific publications and is among the most cited Italian women scientists in the biomedical field; she was elected, the first Italian, to the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research and now she Is the Chair of the Cancer Prevention working group of AACR.
President of the club of the Top Italian Women Scientists of Onda (National Observatory Foundation on Women’s and Gender Health), and member of Scientific Commission of Health Ministry. Scientific journalist, she is also a veteran fencing champion (bronze at the 2018 Veterans World Cup and European Silver in épée 2015). She was recognized by BBC among the 100 most influential and inspiring women of 2020.
Anna Wagstaff is a journalist who has been covering the evolving story of cancer treatment and care since Cancerworld started in 2004. She tries to support efforts to ensure every patient gets the right diagnostics and care at the right time, by asking the right questions of the right people.