CHALLENGING CANCER ON THE DNA CHESSBOARD

Pier Paolo Pandolfi contributed to the eradication of a fatal form of leukaemia and to the understanding of the genetic basis of cancer. Now he has developed a theory revealing a new genetic code whereby RNAs are able to communicate through an RNA language. It is a revolutionary hypothesis which will make it possible to make the trascriptome functional – that is to say the messenger RNAs generated by a given cell population and will have major implications for human genetics, cell biology and the understanding of the origin of diseases, cancer included. The biomedical revolution underway and the incredible discoveries of the human genome are radically changing the way oncological and degenerative diseases can be prevented and treated.
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Pier Paolo Pandolfi

BIDMC/Harvard Medical School - Boston, USA and the Department of Molecular Biotechnology and Health Sciences, University of Turin

Pier Paolo Pandolfi

Pier Paolo Pandolfi specialized at the London National Institute for Medical Research and at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School. As a doctoral student he headed a laboratory at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He holds the Chair of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics at the Weill College of Cornell University di New York. Currently he is the Scientific Director of the Cancer Centre of the BIDMC and of the Boston Harvard Medical School. He teacher Molecular Biology at the University of Turin. He has been awarded honours by the President of the Republic of Italy, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the London Royal College of Physicians.