Dr. med. Friedemann Schad, Head of the Oncology Center at the hospital Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe, Berlin; Chief Physician Interdisciplinary Oncology and Palliative Medicine
Dr. med.Marion Debus, Medical Director Oncology of the Clinic Arlesheim (Switzerland), Specialist in Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
Georg Soldner, Pediatrician and Adolescent Physician, Munich; Deputy Head of the Medical Section, Dornach (Switzerland)
Dr. rer. nat. Anja Thronicke, Scientific Associate at the Research Institute Havelhöhe, Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Havelhöhe, Berlin
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