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Dr Paolo G Casali
Paolo G. Casali, MD, medical oncologist, is head of the Adult Mesenchymal Tumour Medical Oncology Unit, Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy. He also serves as Secretary of the Ethics Committee of this institution.
His clinical and research activities focus on rare tumors, especially adult sarcomas, including gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GIST), and uncommon histological types. He is the Secretary of the Italian Sarcoma Group, a national cooperative group for clinical and translational research on soft tissue and bone sarcomas, and is a member of the EORTC Soft Tissue & Bone Sarcoma Group. He chairs the Italian Network on Rare Tumors, a collaborative effort among Italian cancer centers, which endeavours to exploit distant patient sharing in order to improve quality of care and diminish health migration for rare solid cancers. He acts as an Editor of START ("State-of-the-Art Oncology in Europe"), an Italian-based, European state-of-the-art instrument on cancer treatment. He is a member of the Executive Board of ESMO (European Society for Medical Oncology) as chair of the Public Policy/European Affairs Committee, and is Faculty Coordinator for Sarcoma. He is a member of the Policy Committee of ECCO (European Cancer Organization).
He received his medical degree in 1984 in Milan, and trained at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori. He is certified in Clinical Oncology and Haematology, and has the ESMO Certificate in Medical Oncology. He teaches Medical Therapy of Rare Cancers at the Milan University postgraduate school in Oncology.