Editorial board


Photograph of Dr Matthew Ringel Matthew Ringel MD, PhD
Ralph W Kurtz Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at The Ohio State University, OH, USA
Dr Ringel is the Co-Director of the Center for Cancer Engineering and Co-Leader of the Cancer Biology at Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as the Deputy Director of the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Dr Ringel’s NIH-funded laboratory is interested in defining the signaling pathways that regulate thyroid cancer progression and therapeutic resistance. His group’s work has focused on PI3 kinase/AKT and PAK signaling, metastasis-suppressing pathways, and transcriptional regulation of oncogenes in thyroid and other cancer types. He has an active clinical practice focused on thyroid cancer. He has been a member of the thyroid cancer NCCN guidelines committee, the National Cancer Institute Head and Neck Steering Committee, and currently is the co-Chair of the American Thyroid Association Thyroid Cancer Guidelines task force. To find out more about Professor Ringel and his vision for the journal please see here.
Photograph of Professor Márta Korbonits Márta Korbonits MD, PhD
Professor of Endocrinology and Metabolism, William Harvey Research Institute at Barts and the London School of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London, UK
Márta Korbonits is a clinical academic endocrinologist. She works on the clinical characterisation as well as molecular aspects of pituitary diseases and has special interest in endocrine tumour-related genetics. She also studied hormonal-related metabolic alterations. She was founding Associate Editor for the pituitary field of the Journal of the Endocrine Society before joining Endocrine-Related Cancer.
Photograph of Professor Emily Bergsland Emily K Bergsland MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
Professor Bergsland is a Professor of Medicine and Associate Director for Education (Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is the director of the UCSF Center for Neuroendocrine Tumors and her research focuses on the development and testing of novel therapies for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs). Dr Bergsland has held a number of NET-related national leadership positions, including serving as president of the Board of Directors for the North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS).
Photograph of Professor Lois Mulligan Lois Mulligan PhD
Professor, Cancer Research Institute at Queen’s University, Kingston, Canada
Professor Mulligan's research focuses broadly on regulation of cellular processes that contribute to neuroendocrine tumour growth and spread. Primary interests include intracellular protein localization and trafficking, mechanisms of cell motility and invasive spread, and regulation of receptor signalling in neuroendocrine cell models.
Photograph of Professor Hironobu Sasano Hironobu Sasano MD, PhD
Professor and Chairman, Department of Pathology, Tohoku University School of Medicine, Sendai, Japan
Professor Sasano is one of the leaders in the fields of endocrine action and metabolism in breast cancer, working particularly on the intracrine actions of both estrogens and androgens. He has contributed significantly to the recognition of the clinical importance of intratumoral estrogen production. He is the President of the Japanese Hormone and Cancer Society, and serves on the annual steering committee of The Endocrine Society and the WHO Endocrine Tumor Fascicle panel.
Photograph of Professor Martin Schlumberger Martin Schlumberger MD, PhD
Emeritus Professor of Oncology at University Paris-Saclay, Paris, France
Martin Schlumberger is Emeritus Professor of Oncology at University Paris-Saclay. He chaired the Department of Nuclear Medicine and Endocrine Oncology at Gustave Roussy, Villejuif. He focused for 40 years on endocrine tumors, mostly thyroid cancers and on the use of radioisotopes for therapy. He was principal investigator of 18 trials in refractory thyroid tumors that led to the label of four Tyrosine Kinase Inhibitors and of prospective studies in low risk cancers to avoid overtreatment. He has published 390 original papers in English-language peer-reviewed journals.
Photograph of Professor Wayne Tilley Wayne Tilley PhD
Director, Dame Roma Mitchell Cancer Research Laboratories, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia
Professor Tilley is a cancer biologist and international expert in androgen receptor (AR) function in breast and prostate cancer. His laboratory has contributed to understanding the molecular mechanisms of resistance to hormonal therapies used in the treatment of prostate cancer. A current major research focus is the development of new treatments for prostate cancer that target the AR. His expertise spans the areas of steroid receptor structure and function, animal models of cancer, biomarkers, molecular biology, therapeutics and human explant cultures.
Photograph of Professor John Wass John Wass MD, PhD
Professor of Endocrinology, University of Oxford and Churchill Hospital, Oxford, UK
Professor Wass is professor of endocrinology at the University of Oxford and works at the Churchill Hospital in Oxford, where he is a clinical academic endocrinologist working on pituitary tumours, Addison's disease, osteoporosis and obesity. Professor Wass is currently engaged in a number of research projects including somatostatin responsive headaches in acromegaly, disparate growth hormone and IGF-I values in acromegaly on treatment and a paper on giants with Professor Korbonits.
Photograph of Dr Robert Clarke R Clarke PhD, DSc
The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota, MN, USA
Robert Clarke, PhD, DSc, is an internationally recognized leader in breast cancer research. Dr Clarke’s research applies cellular, molecular and computational methods to data from ongoing translational studies in both humans and experimental models to explore the mechanisms driving resistance to antihormone and cytotoxic therapies in breast cancer. He has developed a series of hormone resistant breast cancer models that are now widely used in the field. Dr Clarke and his colleagues have begun to identify components of the molecular signaling network that integrates cell stress signaling, protein misfolding, and communication among the endoplasmic reticulum, mitochondria and nucleus of breast cancer cells. Ultimately, this network determines if a breast cancer cell will proliferate, differentiate or die, and the mechanism by which the cell will die (apoptosis, autophagy, necrosis, senescence), in response to therapy. Dr Clarke serves on the editorial boards of several respected cancer journals. He has also served as chair of two NIH peer-review study sections (Basic Mechanisms of Cancer Therapeutics; National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine – Basic Science) and chaired multiple other peer-review panels. Dr Clarke is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, and a Fellow of the Society of Biology in the UK.
Photograph of Professor Antonio Di Cristofano A Di Cristofano PhD
Professor of Developmental and Molecular Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
Professor Di Cristofano's general area of expertise is cancer biology and signaling. His work has made seminal contributions to the elucidation of the key role played by the PI3K signaling cascade in the pathogenesis of follicular and anaplastic thyroid cancer. His current research is focused on the identification of the genetic, metabolic, and signaling changes associated in vivo with thyroid cancer progression and resistance to therapy using sophisticated genetically modified mouse models.
Photograph of Professor Judith Favier J Favier PhD
Research Professor, Head of the Genetics and Metabolism of Rare Cancers Laboratory, INSERM U970 – Paris-Cardiovascular Research Centre of the Georges Pompidou Hospital (HEGP), Université de Paris, Paris, France
Dr Favier’s primary interests are the fields of pheochromocytomas and paragangliomas and familial cancers associated with mitochondrial dysfunctions. She has a strong interest in mutations in genes encoding TCA cycle enzymes such as succinate dehydrogenase (SDH). Thanks to the wide collection of tumours of the COMETE network and to the unique experimental models generated in the lab, she has made pioneering discoveries in the field, demonstrating the links between SDH mutations and pseudo-hypoxia, epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition or epigenetic modifications. Dr Favier was the previous co-chair of the Pheochromocytoma Research Support Organization (PRESSOR) and is the current head of the pheochromocytoma and paraganglioma working group of the European Network for the Study on Adrenal Tumors (ENS@T).
Photograph of Associate Professor Paramita Ghosh P Ghosh PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine in the University of California Davis (UCD), CA, USA, with joint appointments in the Department of Urology, UCD, and the VA Northern California Health Care System
Paramita M Ghosh, PhD's expertise lies in the study of signal transduction pathways, especially related to prostate cancer. Dr Ghosh is a chartered member of the Basic Mechanisms in Cancer Therapeutics Study Section of the National Institutes of Health, and has also been a repeat reviewer for the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and her work has been awarded both at home and abroad.
Photograph of Professor Wouter de Herder W W de Herder MD, PhD
Professor of Endocrine Oncology, Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Professor de Herder’s major research interests are neuroendocrine and adrenal tumors/Cushing’s syndrome and history of (neuro-)endocrinology. He is a member of several international and Dutch national societies. He served as chairman and vice-chairman of ENETS as well as advisor of ENETS and North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS).
Photograph of Professor Deborah Marsh D J Marsh PhD
Professor, Medical Science, and Head, Translational Oncology Group, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia
Professor Marsh’s primary interests are in the fields of Familial cancer and ovarian cancer. She has a strong interest in the genetics of endocrine disorders, most recently studying the tumour suppressor CDC73/HRPT2 shown to be a member of the human PAF1 complex with key transcriptional roles. Her work in ovarian cancer has included investigation of the role of hormonal influences, histone modifications and key pathways contributing to this malignancy.
Photograph of Associate Professor Joanne Ngeow J Ngeow MBBS, FRCP, MPH
Associate Professor, Genomic Medicine, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, and Senior Consultant, Division of Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Centre, Singapore
Dr Ngeow currently heads the Cancer Genetics Service at the National Cancer Centre Singapore with an academic interest in hereditary cancer syndromes and translational clinical cancer genetics. Dr Ngeow is funded by the National Medical Research Council and Ministry of Health Singapore to explore how gene-environmental interactions predisposes to cancer initiation and progression and the implementation of genomics into routine clinical care in Asia. She has active studies understanding the genetic basis of thyroid, breast and endometrial cancers, as well as soft tissue sarcomas.
Photograph of Dr Christine Spitzweg C Spitzweg MD
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine IV, LMU University Hospital Munich, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany
Christine Spitzweg, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Endocrinology and Metabolism University Hospital of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany, with an adjunct academic appointment at the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition, Mayo Clinic Rochester, MN, USA. She is an academic endocrinologist with a special focus on thyroid cancer and neuroendocrine tumors. Her research aims at investigation of the biology of the sodium iodide symporter (NIS) as a theranostic gene in and outside of the thyroid gland as well as regulation of the tumor microenvironment by thyroid hormones. She has been a member and chair of the research committee (2007–2013) and a member of the Board of Directors of the American Thyroid Association (2014–2018), a member of the editorial board of THYROID (2013–2022), and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the international Thyroid Oncology Group.
Photograph of Dr Constantine Stratakis C Stratakis D(Med)Sc, MD
Chief Scientific Officer, ELPEN, Athens, Greece
Professor Stratakis currently leads a research program on Human Genetics & Precision Medicine at the Foundation for Research & Technology (FORTH) while serving as the Chief Scientific Officer of ELPEN Inc. and retaining visiting or adjunct professorships in academic centres internationally. Professor Stratakis is the founding Director of a new Research Institute dedicated to genetics and personalized medicine in Athens, Greece, that is expected to open in 2023/24. His award-winning research focused on genetics, and he has identified genes involved in a number of human diseases and tumor formation. He is the author of more than 800 publications, and has received multiple awards and honors including the Society for Endocrinology’s Dale Medal in 2019. He holds four patents and has been named Professor at universities internationally.
Photograph of Dr Smita Jha S Jha MD
Director, Calcium and MEN1 Research, Metabolic Diseases Branch, NIDDK, Bethesda, MD, USA
Dr Jha is an endocrinologist and led the work that resulted in the identification of the genetic cause of a rare disease of bone overgrowth called melorheostosis. Her current primary research interests are parathyroid disorders including multiple endocrine neoplasia and parathyroid cancer. She is an active member of several international societies including Endocrine Society, American Society of Bone & Mineral Research (ASBMR) and North American Neuroendocrine Tumor Society (NANETS).
Photograph of Dr Julia Prague J Prague PhD
Consultant in Endocrinology, Diabetes, General Internal Medicine (GMC Specialist Register) Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer University of Exeter, UK
Dr Julia Prague is a clinical academic who completed the first in human study of a neurokinin 3 receptor antagonist for menopausal flushes. She is interested in finding future therapeutic targets to treat the side effects caused by endocrine cancer therapy. She also has clinical and research interests in adrenal and pituitary tumours, and the menopause.
placeholder of Dr S Berhane S Berhane
University of Birmingham, UK
Dr Sarah Berhane is a research fellow in medical statistics working in the Institute of Applied Health Research at the University of Birmingham. Her main research interests are diagnostic and prognostic modelling for the purpose of clinical prediction. She also works on projects related to systematic reviews of diagnostic test accuracy.
Photograph of Dr Guy Brock G Brock
Ohio State University, USA
Dr Brock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine (OSU-COM). He serves as Associate Director of the Center for Biostatistics, Director of the Biostatistics Resource at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (BRANCH), and Director of the Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design (BERD) Core of the Center for Clinical Translational Science (CCTS). He currently serves as the lead biostatistician on multiple ongoing clinical trials, ranging from early phase studies to community-based pragmatic interventions incorporating both efficacy and implementation outcomes.
Photograph of M J Campbell M J Campbell
Ohio State University, USA
Professor Campbell is a Professor of Oncology at The Ohio State University. His research aims to understand how disruptions to the epigenome can act as disease-drivers in hormone responsive cancers, with the goal to exploit this understanding in either diagnostic or therapeutic settings. In 2010, Professor Campbell completed a masters in Bioinformatics at Johns Hopkins University, and since then has developed strong expertise in the analyses and integration of genomic and epigenomic data sets, and their integration with publicly available data to annotate experimental findings. Specifically, his research leverages ChIP-Seq, RNA-Seq (including splice aware), proteomics such as RIME, and other NGS approaches to study non-coding: coding RNA interactions and RNA modifications.




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T Else, USA
A Gill, Australia
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