prof. dr. sc. Damir Vrbanec


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Professor Damir Vrbanec, MD. PhD.

M.D: Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, 1977. Specialization in internal medicine, 1980-1984 /Hospital “Sisters of Mercy”/.  M.S. in Experimental Biology and Medicine, Faculty of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, University of Zagreb 1980.PhD in Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb 1982. 1987-1989 and 1994. Scholarship Foundation “Alexander von Humboldt” – stay in the University Hospital Eppendorf in Hamburg / Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Department of oncology, University Hospital Eppendorf/. Board of Internal Medicine 1984 and Board of Medical Oncology   1998. Cancer Research Assistant, Nuclear Medicine and Oncology Departement, Sisters of Mercy, University Hospital, Zagreb 1985-1989. Assistant Lecturer, Departement of Pathophysiology, Medical Faculty University of Zagreb, University Hospital Rebro, 1989-1993. Assistant Professor, Departement of Pathophysiology, 1993-1998. 1998. Professor of Medicine, University of Zagreb and 2018 University of Pula. 

2002-2018 the head of the Departement of Medical oncology, Oncology, University Hospital Zagreb.

2018-2020 Radiochirurgia special Hospital Zagreb

Full member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) and American Society of Clinical Oncology /ASCO/,  European School of Oncology – ESO. Member of Scientific Board COCOG (Central European Cooperative Oncology Group) (Vienna, Austria), and the EORTC Breast Cancer Group (Brussels-Belgium). Full member and former president of Croatian Society of Medical Oncology. Member of Editorial Board of Journal MEMO / Magazine of European Medical Oncology / Springer Verlag.

Editor of textbook “Medical Oncology” Zagreb, Sarajevo 2014 and 2019. Published 82 papers in prestigious scientific journals.

Project : “Molecular and clinical characteristics of breast cancer”  and  “Predictive and prognostic significance of molecular markers in solid tumors” (program leader). Ministry of Science RH.

Collaborations in academia:

Collaboration and cooperation with Laboratory for Experimental Medicine and Department of oncology, University Hospital Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Collaboration with Division of Oncology Department of Internal Medicine and Centerfor biomarker research in medicine Medical University of Graz, Austria. Collaboration with Department of Oral Biology  University of Oslo, Norway                                                                                        Research Interest : breast cancer, gastrointestinal tumors, chemo-hormonal therapy of solid tumors, immunotherapy, target/biological/ therapy, clinical and experimental oncology, oncogenes and growth factor.