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Young SIOG Leadership

Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti (United Kingdom) -- Chair

Nicolò Matteo Luca Battisti (1984) is a medical oncologist who concluded his training in Italy in 2015. Currently, he is working as a Clinical Fellow at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust of London, UK, under the supervision of Dr. Alistair Ring. He has been focusing on geriatric oncology since he was a medical student and he gained his Specialization/PhD in Medical Oncology at the University of Milan, Italy. He spent the last part of his training under the supervision of Dr. Martine Extermann in the Senior Adult Oncology Program of the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute of Tampa, FL, USA, where he developed a protocol assessing the external validity of two major guidelines for the management of NSCLC in a population of older patients. His research focuses mainly on tools to screen elderly cancer patients for frailty and disabilities and to predict the risk for chemotherapy toxicity and on assessing the validity of the current evidence base for the management of cancer in this specific setting. He has presented his work in various national and international conferences. He joined SIOG in 2013 and he is currently Vice-chair of the Young SIOG Interest Group.

 

Melissa Loh (Malaysia & USA) -- Vice-Chair

Melissa Loh is currrently pursuing a fellowship in combined geriatrics and hematology/oncology at University of Rochester/Strong Memorial Hospital in the USA. She graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland with dual degrees in Bachelor of Medical Science and Medicine. She then underwent her residency training at Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University School of Medicine. She is currently working with her mentor, Dr. Supriya Mohile in multiple geriatric oncology-related projects.  She has experience in outcomes research, survey and retrospective studies. Her research interest includes cancer treatments and decision-making process, polypharmacy, antipsychotics use in the elderly, use of critical care therapies and use of information technology in cancer care coordination. She hopes to become a future clinician, researcher and educator.

 

Fabio Gomes (United Kingdom) -- Member
The Christie Hospital – NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, United Kingdom

Dr Fabio Gomes is a clinical research fellow at the Medical Oncology department of The Christie Hospital in Manchester (UK). His academic background and training were accomplished in Lisbon (Portugal) and due to his interest in geriatric oncology he enrolled the Academic Visitor & Scholars Program at the Moffitt Cancer Center, Florida, USA in 2015 under the guidance of Dr Martine Extermann and Dr Lodovico Balducci. Since 2016 he has been working in Manchester (UK) mainly in the fields of lung cancer and malignant melanoma. He is currently leading a project on elderly cancer patients on immunotherapy at his institution. Additionally he is an active member of the Young SIOG group and he is a member of the SIOG Task Force on Quality of Life in older patients. 

 

Gabor Liposits (Denmark) -- Member

I was born in 1982 in Hungary. I obtained my medical degree from the Medical School, University of Pecs in 2006. My training in radiation oncology/medical oncology was completed in Hungary in 2011, and later I became board certificated in Denmark, Norway and Sweden. I worked abroad since 2012. I became interested in geriatric oncology already in 2014 and I was member of Frailty and Cancer Research Group focusing on research and development of geriatric oncology in Norway. I obtained European certification in medical oncology (ESMO examination) in 2015 and participated at the SIOG Advanced Course in Treviso in 2017. I was SIOG national representative for Norway in 2017.

Currently I work at the Western Hospital Trust in Denmark, as a consultant clinical oncologist. My special interests besides geriatric oncology are: GI oncology, gynecological oncology, cancer cachexia and nutrition, supportive and palliative care, translational and clinical research.

 

Carlos Oñoro Algar (Spain) -- Member

 

Enrique Soto Perez de Celis (Mexico & USA) -- Member

Enrique Soto Perez de Celis is a medical oncologist working at the National Institute of Medical Science and Nutrition in Mexico City, where he leads the Cancer Care in the Elderly Clinic, the first multidisciplinary Geriatric Oncology clinic in Mexico. He is a former recipient of a Young Investigator Award and a Long Term International Fellowship from the Conquer Cancer Foundation of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He trained in Geriatric Oncology research under the mentorship of Dr. Arti Hurria in the Cancer and Aging Research Program at City of Hope National Medical Center in the United States. His research focuses on the use of mobile technology to monitor older adults with cancer receiving chemotherapy and on global disparities in cancer care. He is the national representative of Mexico in SIOG, a member of the Cancer and Aging Research Group (CARG) and a recently appointed member of the Professional Development Committee of ASCO. His goal is to foster the development of Geriatric Oncology in low and middle income countries by supporting young investigators.