Carmen Belli

San Raffaele HospitalItaly

Dr. Carmen Belli (MD., PhD.) is an oncologist working at San Raffaele Hospital in Milan, Italy. She has been actively involved in the clinical research with particular focus on mesothelioma, lung cancer, pancreatic and breast cancer. She collaborated with Italian Mesothelioma Group (Gi.Me) and had been an advisor to Buzzi Foundation in drafting research projects and clinical trials on malignant mesothelioma. She also wrote a chapter titled “Mesotelioma Pleurico (Pleural Mesothelioma)” in the book \Medicina Interna Sistematica\ of Claudio Rugarli (Elsevier/Masson, 6th Ed.), a standard text-book for the students of Internal Medicine in Italy. Recently, she is more focused on pancreatic cancer and is particularly involved in studying the role of diabetic condition and hyperinsulinism in progression of pancreatic tumors. She is also following several clinical trials testing new drugs in pancreatic cancer, alone or in combination with chemotherapy.

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This book brings together the knowledge of eminent experts in the field of malignant mesothelioma, a highly invasive tumor of mesothelium that is the protective lining covering several body cavities. Malignant mesothelioma shows extremely poor progression and is refractory to almost any kind of therapy putting considerable challenges in its treatment. This book covers many important aspects of malignant mesothelioma like epidemiology, immunology, molecular mechanisms and clinical options and will be useful to anybody interested in its history, pathology, and treatment.

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