Dr. Gerhard Hamilton studied biochemistry at the University of Vienna, Austria. After finishing his doctoral thesis he got a position in the research laboratories of the Department of Surgery at the University Medical School of Vienna and obtained the degree of associate professor in 1996. His scientific publications comprise the fields of organ transplantation, burn care, sepsis and oncology. Recent research projects have focussed on preclinical characterization of anticancer compounds and mechanisms of drug resistance. Furthermore, special topics are assessment of diagnostic testing based on cytokeratin fragments in colorectal and prostate cancer and intermittent androgen suppression. In addition, Dr. Hamilton has been the scientific coordinator of the 'Ludwig Boltzmann Cluster of Translational Oncology” Vienna, Austria since 2006.