The latest Special Issue from ecancermedicalscience is dedicated to the memory of our late friend, Dr Mario Sideri.
The Special Issue, "Prevention of gynaecological cancers: in memory of Mario Sideri," consists of nine articles centred around Dr Sideri's favoured research topic.
Dr Sideri was one of the first doctors in the world to identify the connection between the human papillomavirus (HPV) and cervical cancer.
He served as the Director of the Preventive Gynecology Unit at the European Institute of Oncology (IEO) in Milan from 1994 until his tragic death in June 2014.
"The IEO has lost a figure of international reputation, as well as a doctor much loved for his extraordinary intelligence and humanity," said Prof Umberto Veronesi, founder of the IEO, at his passing.
"Sideri helped to develop the principles and methods for early diagnosis and prevention of gynaecologic cancers, and was committed to effectively changing the clinical history of cancer for women."
Dr Sideri was an author and interviewee for ecancermedicalscience, where his loss was deeply felt.
The production of this Special Issue serves as both a memorial of a life well spent, and a review of the field he helped to pioneer.
"Sideri was a fierce believer in the strengths of primary and secondary prevention," wrote the Special Issue Guest Editors, Dr Susanna Chiocca and Dr Maria Teresa Sandri of the IEO, Milan, Italy.
To complement Dr Sideri's scope of research interests, the nine original research papers within the Special Issue cover a range of topics, from screening techniques to the use of the preventive HPV vaccine in gynaecological cancers.
"This special issue reflects Sideri's dedication to cancer prevention, and encompasses contributions from many of his colleagues and close friends," Drs Chiocca and Sandri conclude.
It is our hope that this Special Issue will keep the memory of our valued colleague alive, while looking towards a future with fewer cancer patients.
Special Issue: Preventive Gynaecology
In memory of Dr Mario Sideri, 1953-2014
Guest Editors: S Chiocca and MT Sandri
Ghittoni Raffaella, Accardi Rosita, Chiocca Susanna and Tommasino Massimo (2015) The role of human papillomaviruses in carcinogenesis ecancer 9 526
Franceschi Silvia (2015) Past and future of prophylactic ablation of the cervical squamocolumnar junction ecancer 9 527
Costa Silvano, Venturoli Simona, Origoni Massimo, Preti Mario, Mariani Luciano, Cristoforoni Paolo and Sandri Maria Teresa (2015) Performance of HPV DNA testing in the follow-up after treatment of high-grade cervical lesions, adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and microinvasive carcinoma ecancer 9 528
Ravenda Paola Simona, Zampino Maria Giulia, Fazio Nicola, Barberis Massimo, Bottiglieri Luca and Chiocca Susanna (2015) Human papillomavirus in anal squamous cell carcinoma: an angel rather than a devil ecancer 9 529
Schiffman Mark and Wentzensen Nicolas (2015) Issues in optimising and standardising the accuracy and utility of the colposcopic examination in the HPV era ecancer 9 530
Preti Mario, Igidbashian Sarah, Costa Silvano, Cristoforoni Paolo, Mariani Luciano, Origoni Massimo, Sandri Maria T, Boveri Sara, Spolti Noemi, Spinaci Laura, Sanvito Francesca, Preti Eleonora P, Falasca Adriana, Radici Gianluigi and Micheletti Leonardo (2015) VIN usual type--from the past to the futureecancer 9 531
de Sanjosé Silvia, Ibáñez Raquel, Rodríguez-Salés Vanesa, Peris Mercè, Roura Esther, Diaz Mireia, Torné Aureli, Costa Dolors, Conet Yolanda, Canet Yolanda, Falguera Gemma, Alejo Maria, Espinàs Josep Alfons and Bosch F Xavier (2015)Screening of cervical cancer in Catalonia 2006-2012 ecancer 9 532
Origoni Massimo, Cristoforoni Paolo, Carminati Guia, Stefani Chiara, Costa Silvano, Sandri Maria Teresa, Mariani Luciano and Preti Mario (2015) E6/E7 mRNA testing for human papilloma virus-induced high-grade cervical intraepithelial disease (CIN2/CIN3): a promising perspective ecancer 9 533
Mattoscio Domenico, Casadio Chiara, Fumagalli Marzia, Sideri Mario and Chiocca Susanna (2015) The SUMO conjugating enzyme UBC9 as a biomarker for cervical HPV infections ecancer 9 534