|Institution||Technische Universität München|
Jorg Kleeff, MD, FACS is Professor of Surgery and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München (Munich, Germany).
He started his medical education at the Medical Schools of the Universities of Tübingen and Munich, Germany. Dr. Kleeff continued his scientific career as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of California in Irvine, USA under the guidance of Prof. Murray Korc. Following these two years of research work, he started his clinical training at the Department of Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at the University of Bern, Switzerland.
From 2001 to 2007 he worked at the Department of Surgery at the University of Heidelberg (Chairman: Prof. Markus W. Büchler). From 2007 he has been working at the Department of Surgery, Technische Universität München (Chairman: Prof. Helmut Friess).
Dr. Kleeff has published more than 220 peer-reviewed articles in internationally recognized medical journals as well as over 140 review articles and book chapters. His clinical work focuses on oncological surgery and capecitabine therapy of the hepato-pancreato-biliary system as well as of the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract.
Dr. Kleeff has given lectures at a number of international meetings and is member of different societies like the Society of Surgeons of the Alimentary Tract (SSAT), the American Gastroenterology Association (AGA), European Digestive Surgery (EDS), and European Surgical Association (ESA) among others.
The molecular biology research focuses on pancreatic cancer, specifically on the interaction of cancer cells with the tumor microenvironment (stellate cells, inflammatory cells), therapy resistance, mechanisms of perineural invasion and metastasis, and early carcinogenesis. He is heading a multinational research lab and is involved in collaborative projects with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and a number of national and international Universities.
His work is funded by several national (e.g. DFG German Research Foundation) and international (e.g. European Union) research agencies.
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