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Napoleone Ferrara

The Power List 2016


Napoleone Ferrara

Distinguished Professor of Pathology in the UC San Diego School of Medicine, California

Napoleone Ferrara was involved in the isolation and cloning of VEGF and demonstrated its role in angiogenesis. His work helped lead to the development and initial approval of bevacizumab for use in colorectal cancer. He was also involved in the clinical development of ranibizumab as a potential therapy for wet AMD. Today, his lab investigates non-VEGF-related angiogenesis mechanisms which may lead to therapies effective in anti-VEGF non-responders, in particular the role of the microenvironment and of factors produced by immune cells and fibroblasts in resistance to VEGF inhibitors.


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100 reasons to be proud

Welcome to The Power List 2016 – our second foray into the Top 100 most influential people in the world of ophthalmology.

Though we realize our list can (and should) never be definitive, who can argue that the faces within – both familiar and new – do not beautifully highlight the brilliance and diversity found within the field?

Here, we celebrate 100 reasons to be proud of ophthalmology.

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