Meet AIEOP’s Board of Directors

Each week we are featuring one of AIEOP’s board members as an opportunity to know their work as leaders of the association and as individuals part of the international pediatric oncology medical community!

MEET Dr. Roberto Luksch!

City: Milan, Italy
Institution: Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori
Position: Permanent Staff, Pediatric Oncology Unit, High specialty position of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

What is your academic and/or professional background (degree and specialty)?
I graduated from the Medical School of the Public University of Milan; I am a part of the Hematology Board and Oncology Board.

What is your focus or particular interests in your field?
My focus is pediatric oncology, and my clinical and basic research at national and international level are aimed at the study of neuroblastic tumors, bone sarcomas, and hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

What are your specific tasks and responsibilities within the Board of Directors?
I currently serve as Deputy President and my main responsibilities are to promote, support and  facilitate the scientific projects of AIEOP.

What is your goal or hope for AIEOP? 
My goal is to contribute to AIEOP’s role as a safe reference point at an international level for the development of innovative therapeutic approaches in the pediatric oncology field.
My hope is that this translates into a possible cure for all children with cancer.

What is your life motto or quote in which you live by a professional and individual? 
“Be the change that you wish to see in the world.” (Mahatma Gandhi)

*** The AIEOP Board of Directors has the responsibility to achieve the statutory objectives and verify that the association’s activities are carried out in compliance with the provisions of the statute and regulations. It is their duty to promote and encourage all initiatives aimed at increasing and enhancing the humanisation of care for the hemato-oncological children and their families.