Neta Erez elected to European Association for Cancer Research Board
Full Professor in the Department of Pathology
Prof. Neta Erez elected to the European Association for Cancer Research (EACR) Board
Prof. Neta Erez, Full Professor in the Department of Pathology, began her academic career at the Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University where she received her B.Sc. She then proceeded to complete her M.Sc. and Ph.D. at the Weizmann Institute of Science in the field of tumor immunology. Supported by a fellowship from the Cancer Research Institute (CRI), Erez performed her postdoctoral research at the University of California, San Francisco, working in the field of tumor biology. Prof. Erez is Vice President of the Israeli Society for Cancer Research (ISCR).
The research of Prof. Erez is focused on tumor biology, tumor microenvironment, cancer-related inflammation and the role of stromal cells in facilitating tumor progression and metastasis. Her main focus is in understanding the early stages of metastatic relapse, and the role of the metastatic microenvironment. Prof. Erez studies these crucial aspects of cancer using genetically engineered models of breast cancer and of melanoma. The main goal of the studies is to identify key molecular pathways in the communication between tumor cells and their microenvironment that can be targeted by novel therapeutics, to prevent tumor metastasis.